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FREE TERRORISM 101 Lecture

What is terrorism? Why are some people more susceptible to radicalization than others? What are the current tactics and future trends of the world's most dangerous terror groups? What can average people do to mitigate risk and survive catastrophic events? Monday, February 20, 2017 7 - 8 p.m. The [...]

January 3rd, 2017|

Family Matters: A Mark Landry Novel

Randall H. Miller punches the Mark Landry series into high gear with Family Matters—a hard and fast adrenaline ride powered by the vivid characters established in his debut thriller, Wrong Town, an Amazon Top-10 Best Seller in the U.S., U.K., Canada, and Australia. Five years ago, Mark Landry retired from [...]

December 14th, 2016|

Not-So-Lone-Wolves, Edged Weapons, and Training

Remember all of the “lone wolf” terrorist attacks we’ve been yapping about over the past few months? It turns out many of them weren’t exactly lone. According to scholar Corri Zoli: “…seven accomplices of Tunisian-borne French resident Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel—the man who drove a 20-ton truck into Bastille Day [...]

August 25th, 2016|

Lone Wolves, Vehicular Terrorism, & Bulletproof Scarves

“Loon” Wolf Terrorism Terrorists inspired by a cause but lacking affiliation with an established terrorist organization, are commonly referred to as lone wolf terrorists. For example, the Boston Marathon bombers planned and executed their cowardly attack under the banner of jihad, but they received no training or support from other [...]

July 21st, 2016|

Thoughts on Belgium and Other News

Belgium Attacks My emotional response to terrorist attacks typically follows the same pattern. Shock. Heartbreak. Rage. Inevitably the rage turns to frustration as I listen to our politicians and pundits argue about who to blame and how to manage the threat. Opinions vary and there is no single solution [...]

March 25th, 2016|

Getting it Right with Wrong Town

Wrong Town was released to the public on Christmas Day 2015. My goal for January was modest – 100 eBooks. That was it. Thankfully the universe had different plans. Within a week or two the reviews started to accumulate and sales grew exponentially as the word spread. I ended up selling several thousand copies and Wrong Town hit the Amazon eBook Best Seller list in several thriller categories.

February 28th, 2016|

Wrong Town Top 10 Amazon Best Seller!

Wrong Town: A Mark Landry Novel has made the Top 10 on Amazon's Best Sellers in the terrorism thriller category! Thanks very much to everyone who has purchased the book. I appreciate your support and will keep you posted on news and events. 'Wrong Town' is available for Kindle, iBooks, [...]

January 24th, 2016|

5 Ways to Piss Off a Cop

(Several of the main characters in my novel Wrong Town are police officers. I wanted to make sure I portrayed police culture accurately, so I spent many hours interviewing cops during the research phase. The content of this post comes from those interviews.) You’re at a cocktail party. You’re bored. [...]

January 5th, 2016|

Feedback From Early “Wrong Town” Readers

I'm thrilled with the feedback from pre-release readers of Wrong Town: A Mark Landry Novel: "Captures today's security dilemmas in all of its complexities and presents them in a way that security professionals will appreciate and laymen will understand. I'm reading it for a second time - it's that good." - Colonel Don [...]

December 20th, 2015|

How to Smash Through Creative Blocks

Creative blocks happen to everyone. Whether you write books, create presentations, or formulate business plans, we’ve all been there – completely stuck. Up against a wall with no clue how to continue. Here are two ways to smash through those barriers. They’ve worked for me – your mileage may vary. [...]

December 13th, 2015|