the GuestAllan Cole is a best-selling author, screenwriter and former prize-winning newsman.
The son of a CIA operative, Cole was raised in Europe, the Middle East and the Far East. His works include the groundbreaking
science fiction series Sten, fantasy novels such as the Timura Trilogy and the Far Kingdoms series. His other books range
from the landmark Vietnam novel, A Reckoning For Kings, and the Civil War novel, The Wars Of The Shannons, to nonfiction books
like Lucky In Cyprus and Tales Of The Blue Meanie.
Thomas GrubbThomas Grubb, a thirty-year veteran of the Philadelphia Police Department, co-authored
an autobiography with his nephew, Allan Cole. According to the book description, “Christmas, 1953:
While the rest of Philadelphia sings "Jingle Bells," Tom Grubb gets his first taste of a cop's life. Before he cashes
his first paycheck he encounters: A man gutted by a knife-wielding mugger; A fighting-mad mental case intent on destroying
a hospital emergency room; The hushed-up shooting death of an undercover cop. That first week is nothing compared to what
lies ahead during the next thirty years. A Cop's Life is the remarkable story of a truly remarkable man.”