Dahlgren, Class of 1965
~ AHS Author
Where is the line between patriotism and terrorism?
When does loyalty become conspiracy?
are the masterminds?
Who are the Pawns?
Class of 1965
Albany High School,
in the Class of 1965
through his junior year, at which time his family moved to
Atlanta where he graduated from Druid Hills High.
He is a retired contractor and businessman and lives in Decatur
Georgia with his wife, Donna.
Doug has published
six books to date, but most popular is
'The Son Series'...
saga of one man who did something.
He writes: "The
quote from Edmund Burke, 'All that is necessary for the triumph
of evil is that good men do nothing' has been paraphrased
by some, but the message is always the same. It comes from a
time that gave birth to our country … and in one simple sentence
explains the essence of what makes us free. The willingness to
take a stand for what is right, against any odds. Those ideals
are the inspiration for my character, the mysterious and
secretive assassin known to the world only as, “The Son.”
newest release ... The Daedalus Directive,
is the fifth installment of The SON series, and is now
available, with the rest of his books at:
is pulling the strings? The reality and legend of The SON are
taking a toll on the corrupt organization that hides behind the
Star formed of Numbers. Can John and his team stay on track, or
will the intricate, multi-level make-up of the syndicate get to
them first? The answer to the mystery is buried beneath layers
as countless as the petals of an onion, yet the secret and its
keepers do not feel safe. Shall they succeed in getting close to
The SON? Or will the warning given to Icarus by his father prove
to be an omen once again? Silas must watch, listen and learn
from each minute detail as he seeks to remove the threat to his
friends and his country.
SIGNINGS with INDIANS
Tom Herrington ('56)
purchasing, "The Son", "The Only Constant", and The
Basics of Fundamentals for a very special surgeon who is
especially fond of good "series" books!
One review read ...
Doug Dahlgren has created an intriguing modern day
superhero, in the persona of Jonathan Crane, who is very much a
loner. Dahlgren's writing style is spare; masculine, with lots
of realistic dialogue, which in itself gives the reader insight
into his characters' personalities. This is no flowery prose. He
populates his novels with craggy seasoned but loveable
curmudgeons, perceptive bright youth, and a motley assortment of
highly corrupt power players. Plots advance in a very direct
'get it done' manner and the excitement lays in the amazingly
nifty tools of technology, vehicles, weapons and other highly
imaginative devices he employs with lots and lots of action.
The first in the series is ...
The SON Silas Rising
released May 10, 2010
A review: The Son is a
meticulously laid out story that offers a deeper look into our
current political time. It is a blend of scientific detective
work, intricate plot lines and real people that will satisfy new
readers. The plotting is sound, the suspense is intriguing but
broken with just the right amount of dark humor. An excellent
read and a real treat from a new storyteller.
second in the series,
The Only Constant
released Mar 7, 2011
review: I have read all of Doug Dahlgren's
books. He has a writing style that is easy to read, and he
develops both charachters and plot very effectively. So much so
that I read The Only Constant twice and was all the more
impressed at how well it is written. For those who may care (I
do), Doug's writing style is also wholesome. It really is
writing that is fit for all ages, and no matter what the age
there is sure to be a rewarding "action-packed" reading
experience. I am looking forward to more episodes in the life of
And now the third in the series ...
The Basics of Fundamentals
was released November 11, 2011
A review: Once
again Doug Dahlgren has penned the continuing saga of Jonathan
Crane, a wished for hero in contemporary time. As with the
previous books, the story progresses at a rapid pace and
maintains the excited interest of the reader. Jon engages the
reader by his direct and methodical approach to solving problems
using modern technology, logic and the wealth of a few friends.
It is a rewarding and stimulating series well worth your time
and consideration. This series is so good that I have purchased
a number of copies as gifts for friends and relatives. What more
can be said?
The 4th in the
series is close to publication and a 5th in the researching
The Four Samaritans:
Doug Dahlgren: Amazon.com: Books
Doug's first book ...
It Was Thursday
released October, 7, 2010
A review: This is a good book and I recommend it. From the cover
you can see that the book is about the times in which we live as the heart of
our country is under attack. The format is unique, listing the
characters...which was a bit intimidating to me as there are many. But the
format makes sense as you contemplate what and how things happen. Doug
Dahlgren's writing style reads easily and makes a complicated plot with many
dynamics hang together remarkably well. One of the reasons I recommend this book
is because it raises awareness of what is going on around us every day.
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