About the Author

Like Pete Thorsen, Bob Wangard grew up in rural Wisconsin. After serving a stint in the army, most of which was spent in Germany driving a Jeep for a major in the CID, he attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He worked a variety of jobs to get through — stoking blast furnaces in a Milwaukee steel mill, selling encyclopedias door-to-door, working on an artificial breeding farm where he helped lead wild-eyed 2,000 pound bulls out to do their thing.

After graduating from law school, he joined one of the oldest firms in Chicago where he enjoyed a long career specializing in cross-border transactions. He satisfied his urge to write during that period by cranking out a stream of professional articles that were published in the United States and Europe. Then he took a fiction writing course. He knew he was hooked when he found himself stealing time from the latest hundred-page acquisition agreement to work on fiction writing exercises.

When Bob got tired of calibrating his life into six-minute billing segments and put the practice of law in his rearview mirror, he gravitated toward crime fiction and now writes in the genre full-time. He splits his time between a Chicago suburb and “the lake” in northwest Michigan. TARGET was his first mystery thriller, followed by HARD WATER BLUES, MALICE, DECEIT, PAYBACK, STALKED, FRAMED and VICTIM, which came out in May 2017.

Bob is a member of Mystery Writers of America and the Short Mystery Fiction Society.

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