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About Gary

Gary Quesenberry was born in Hillsville, Virginia, where his parents taught him the value of hard work, patriotism, and commitment to family. He enlisted in the United States Army at the age of seventeen, where he served as an artilleryman during Operation Desert Storm. After the events of 9/11, Gary went to work as a Federal Air Marshal. There, he traveled the world in his country’s service and devoted his time to studying the fields of violence and predatory behavior. In October 2020, Gary retired from federal law enforcement and returned to the quiet solitude of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

About Homecoming

Case Younger has grown tired of fighting and wants nothing more than to leave the anger-fueled days of his past behind. But that all changes when someone hijacks a routine flight from Athens to Philadelphia, killing Case’s friend and thrusting him back into the deadly world he’s worked so hard to escape. To avoid the media frenzy that follows, Case returns home to the quiet seclusion of Pikesville, Virginia. Home, however, isn’t quite as idyllic as he remembers.

Also by Gary

The Spotting Danger Series

Throughout my career as a Federal Air Marshal, I learned a lot of valuable lessons about predatory violence, personal safety, and security in unfamiliar environments. I also learned what it takes to develop situational awareness and how to pass that knowledge on to you and your family. Each book in the HEADS-UP series is devoted to a specific aspect of situational awareness, from its foundational elements to how it affects your kids, teens, and travel.

Praise for Gary’s Work

“Timely and thoroughly enjoyable. Gary Quesenberry is one to watch.”

—Delbert Roll - MAJ (Ret), United States Army, CIA Operations Officer (Retired)
on Homecoming

“...a gripping pulse-pounding rollercoaster ride of danger and suspense, where every moment counts, and every decision could mean life or death.”

—Alan C. Mack, author of Razor 03, A Night Stalker’s Wars
on Homecoming

“Sharp, gripping, and highly entertaining. Quesenberry navigates the story like a pro.”

—Jeff Clark, author of Hear These Truths: The ultimate guide to building your leadership algorithm
on Homecoming

“This book is unlike anything on the market regarding safety for not just families but specifically for that critical time when your child is transitioning into a young adult.”

—Ashley Glinka, former Federal Air Marshal, family safety expert, founder and creator of Child and Parent Empowerment Program (C.A.P.E.), co-founder and trainer at CT3.US
on Spotting Danger Before It Spots Your Teens

“Gary expertly weaves the technical aspects of situational awareness with personal stories and experiences to give the reader a deeper understanding of the critical role awareness plays in personal safety.”

—Steven Pressfield, New York Times best-selling author, The Legend of Bagger Vance, Gates of Fire, The War of Art, among others
on Spotting Danger for Travelers

“Gary is an expert in this field and teaches essential life-saving principles that are easy to learn and implement.”

—Dana Chong Tim, government executive, former homicide and juvenile crimes detective-sergeant
on Spotting Danger Before It Spots Your Kids

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