HOUSTON’S HOMEGROWN TERROR: A Novel
HOUSTON’S HOMEGROWN TERROR: A Novel.
Strategic Book Publishing, (2014), Houston.
By, Peter Alan Olsson
LIGHTNING RELEASES (5/29/2014) – Two horrific bombs explode at St. John’s high school in Houston. Students, faculty and staff are killed and injured, and many have symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder. Parents at St. John’s and other schools as well as the whole Houston community are angry and fearful. Detective Mark Lane is on the scene immediately and he calls on his friends and investigation colleagues Andrea and Tom Tolman to help him in the investigation.
A decade ago the Tolmans and detective Lane successfully treated a family disrupted by a father’s destructive involvement as a leader of a satanic cult group. They now are affectionately known by the Houston police and judges as the Three Muskateers . They are often called on in cases where the interface of psychology, religion and the law are involved. Now they have met the supreme test of their skills in all three domains. Can the Three Muskateers help the HPD solve this crime before more terrorism happens?
Glimpses into the psychology of homegrown terrorists is provided in the midst of the action.
Other Books by Peter Olsson:
MALIGNANT PIED PIPERS OF OUR TIME : From the Rev Jim Jones to Osama Bin Laden. Publish America, Baltimore, (2005);
The CULT OF OSAMA : Psychoanalyzing Bin Laden and His Magnetism For Muslim Youths. Praeger Security International of the Greenwood Group, Westport Connecticut. London, (2007).
THE MAKING OF A HOMEGROWN TERRORIST. Praeger , of ABC-CLIO. Santa Barbara. (2014).
Olsson’s first novel A BOYISH GOD. SBPRA, Houston, (2013), was a finalist in the 2013 Beverly Hills Book Awards.
Poems Behind a Psychiatrists Couch: Red Lead Press, Pittsburgh.
For additional publications see Olsson website. www.drpeterolsson.com
About the Author: After attending Wheaton College, Peter Olsson MD , trained at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. After an internship in mixed medicine at the University of Vermont, he took a psychiatry residency at Baylor. Olsson served as a psychiatrist at Oakland Naval Hospital from 1971-73 where he ran the substance abuse unit and worked with the POWs returning from North Vietnam prisons. He later graduated from the Houston-Galveston Psychoanalytic Institute in Houston .and practiced psychiatry and psychotherapy while teaching psychotherapy in Houston for 25 years… and subsequently in New Hampshire until 2011. Olsson was an assistant professor of psychiatry at Dartmouth Med School and an adjunct professor of clinical psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine .. Olsson is a Fellow of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis and a distinguished life fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.