One-time Dallas resident and former Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART)spokesman Ron (R.P.) Whittington willÂ sign copies of his novel Second Strike, a fictional account of a terrorist attack planned in the months after 9/11, from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4 at Hectorâ€™s on Henderson at 2929 N. Henderson Ave.
The authorÂ will donate a portion of the proceeds from book sales to the Wounded Warriors Project, a national, nonpartisan organization that supports severely injured service members.
Â â€œI still have a lot of friends in Dallas, and I still love and miss Texas, so Iâ€™m looking forward to doing a book signing there,â€ said Whittington, who lived in Dallas, Plano and Allen, TX for 10 years.Â
In Second Strike,Â the life of businessman Parker Glynn is dramatically affected by the attack on the Twin Towers. But unlike most Americans, Glynn is offered an opportunity to avenge the death of his family as he uncovers a terror plot in the months after 9/11.
Â â€œThe main character has Texas roots as well,â€ Whittington said. â€œGlynn grew up in Duncanville and attended Southern Methodist University, so Dallas certainly made an impact on my writing.â€
Whittington started his career as a journalist with CNN Radio and the Dallas-Fort Worth Business Journal before going into the public relations profession in 1984. He worked as media coordinator with the Dallas Chamber of Commerce before joining DART, where he served as media spokesman from 1984 until 1992.Â He served as Olympic Information Officer with the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transportation Authority (MARTA) from 1994 to 1996.Â HeÂ now resides inÂ Florida.
For information about The Wounded Warrior Project, visit www.woundedwarriorproject.org.