Edward P. Ciesielski, Jr., aka “Ski,” was born and raised in Baltimore City and currently resides in Bowie, MD with his wife Janet and son Paul. Mr. Ciesielski graduated from the Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School in Baltimore and later attended the University of Maryland University College. He served as a Prince George’s County Maryland Police Officer from 1970-90, having attained the rank of Sergeant. Mr. Ciesielski’s tenure with the PGPD includes service in the homicide section from 1976-1981 where he was responsible for the investigation of over 400 deaths. Included in those investigations were fifty-nine homicides of which only three remain unsolved.
While a member of the PGPD’s Special Operations Division, Mr. Ciesielski and other squad members were temporarily assigned to the US Secret Service and arrested Arthur H. Bremer immediately after he shot Alabama Governor George C. Wallace and three other people at the Laurel Shopping Center in Laurel, MD on May 15, 1972. Currently, Mr. Ciesielski serves as a background investigator for the federal government.
The impetus for this novel, is based in large part on Mr. Ciesielski’s personal and professional life experiences as well as those of friends and relatives, especially his father, a retired Baltimore City Firefighter and World War II veteran who served in the Pacific Theater.