One of Colorado’s most well-known authors is Stephen White, author of fifteen books in the series featuring Alan Gregory, a Boulder, Colorado psychologist. Since White practiced for over fifteen years as a clinical psychologist, he has an excellent background for creating interesting plots and characters.
White’s August 2009 release, The Siege, deals with a terrorist attack on the Yale campus and features suspended Boulder detective Sam Purdy, Alan Gregory’s friend. Purdy is in Miami minding his own business when all hell breaks loose at Yale. The synopsis on White’s website begins:
“As a lovely April weekend approaches on the Yale campus it appears that a number of students — including the sons of both the Secretary of the Army and newest Supreme Court Justice — may have suddenly gone missing. Kidnapping? Prank? Terrorism? The authorities aren’t sure. No demands are made. But the high profile disappearances draw the attention of the CIA and the FBI’s vaunted Hostage Rescue Team. Attention quickly focuses on the fortress-like tomb of one of Yale’s secret societies.”
Since the author’s website has a complete biography, and there are detailed synopses for each of his books, I have included the links to the appropriate pages rather than reprinting additional materials here. If you haven’t already read a Stephen White novel, you might want to start with The Siege. Looks like a good one to me.