NEVER HAD A BAD DAY IN MY LIFE, SOME JUST TURN OUT BETTER THAN OTHERS.
I live with my wife of 44 years.
I was born in a small farm town in Nebraska. Shortly after my birth, my Dad sold the family farm and moved us in near Chicago so I could go to Shriner’s Crippled Children’s Hospital and have my club feet corrected. I spent nine months a year for the first five years of my life in the hospital undergoing surgeries.
My first two years in high school were in the seminary, until I decided I wasn’t cut out for the priesthood.
I joined the Army right out of high school and spent nearly ten years in the Service. While on active duty in the Army, I competed nationally for a Division Rifle Team and was also a member of a Post Skydiving Team. I've made 1,400 Parachute jumps; over 1,100 of those jumps were free-falls from over 12,000 feet and 21 of the jumps were HALO jumps (HALO is a military acronym for High Altitude, Low Opening) meaning the jumper exits the aircraft from over 20,000 feet and is under 1,000 feet when the chute is deployed.
Since leaving the service I have been involved in the computer industry for nearly forty years doing everything from computer programming to Company President.
I have always been an avid hunter and enjoy the outdoors, especially when I'm in the woods or mountains. The idea for Bearkiller came to me while in the Wasatch Mountains.
HALO by D. J. (Don) Stephens HALO is a military acronym for High Altitude, Low Opening referring to freefall parachuting. It is an insertion method used for placing covert operatives into enemy territory.
This novel is about a young sergeant's experience as an Army Ranger, being drafted by the CIA and running “Black Operations” in Vietnam for nearly three years.... Amazon.comBarnes & Noble.comD. J. Stephens Books
The Protector by D. J. (Don) Stephens This if the story of Peter Novak, former Airborne Ranger, a Lieutenant on the Chicago Police Department and SWAT team leader. He decides to leave the police department and all its politics behind. He is offered a position as head of security for a multinational corporation. Thinking that managing a crew of building security guards would be a cushy job, he accepts. Within the first few hours he... Amazon.comD. J. Stephens Books
The Hunters For Justice by D. J. (Don) Stephens THE HUNTERS FOR JUSTICE
Liam Penn is the CEO of a multi-billion dollar International Energy Corporation. His best friend is murdered when a terrorist suicide bomber blows up the airplane he is traveling on. Liam seeks retribution for the death of his friend by devoting his time and money to building an organization of American Muslims trained in espionage for the sole purpose to hunt down an... Amazon.comD. J. Stephens Books
The Contract by D. J. (Don) Stephens Devlin has been a contract killer most of his life. He is one of the very best. The client has agreed to pay Devlin’s extremely high price to take a contract. The job appears to be simple enough. The target believes he is meeting with someone to sell information. All is not what it seems. Devlin terminates the target and retrieves the information and then all hell breaks loose. He is ambush... Amazon.comD. J. Stephens Books
BRODIE JONES Mountain Man by D. J. (Don) Stephens This is a prequel to the novel DEATH RIDER. A story to cover the time Brodie Jones spent as a mountain man, trapping beaver, fighting Indians, grizzly bears and just plain trying to stay alive in the mountains and plains of the west.
Although there are many historical facts, events, dates and names mentioned in this novel, the story and character of Brodie Jones is purely fictitious.... Amazon.comD. J. Stephens Books