Author: Angelo Thomas Crapanzano
The idea for Fiction or Prophecy was born through a casual discussion with a neighbor in the author’s family room. The discussion was based on the news that one of the terrorists claimed that they were secretly developing a backpack nuclear bomb and planned on bombing ten of our largest city. Our officials wrote it off as an idle threat, and that they could never get ten nuclear backpacks into the country. The neighbor questioned how they could say that, when a million Mexicans cross our borders daily, with backpacks of drugs, weapons, and personal items. Having been in the scientific field and seeing how electronic technology had exploded during his life time, the author had no doubt that it was a matter of time and that terrorist would not hesitate to use it. He wonder what would happen if the terrorist was telling the truth. This enticed the author to write a novel on this threat. Is this novel purely fiction or is it a prediction of what was to come. In the novel Mike met Sarah on the road to Chicago. She was having auto trouble. He stopped to help her. Since he couldn’t fix it he took her to an auto shop in next town. Since her car couldn’t be fixed in an acceptable time, Mike offered to give her a ride to Chicago. This delay saved their lives but also put them on the road of deadly danger.
Angelo Thomas Crapanzano was born in Cleveland Ohio on August 23, 1927. He served in the Army during World War 11. He fought in the South Pacific in the Philippine Liberation Campaign. After his discharge, he attended Cleveland State University. He graduated in 1951 with a degree in Electronic Engineering. Angelo worked for forty-two years on electronic systems for military and advanced commercial aircrafts. He has several patents in aircraft electronic. In 1987 he was promoted to Manager of Electronic Research and Development Department. To keep up with the technology he taught electronic for seven years at Akron University Evening Division. He retired in 1993.