Meet Author Gary Edgington

Meet author Gary Edgington at book signing for his new book, Outside the Wire, on Saturday, February 11, 2023, at 2 pm.





We want to celebrate Gary Edgngton and his new book, Outside the Wire, with an in-person book signing at 2 pm on Saturday, February 11, 2023. You will be able to purchase the books and have them signed by the author.



Baghdad Iraq, 2008. Outside the Wire vividly portrays the story of Rick Sutherland, retired LAPD Detective Lieutenant now serving in Iraq as an embedded civilian counter-terrorism advisor, and Major Nancy Weaver, a tough Army doctor. When Rick is wounded in a mortar attack, he meets Nancy, and after a few missteps a relationship develops between them. Nonetheless, they risk everything, including their burgeoning romance, while battling clandestine Iranian operatives bent on the slaughter of hundreds of thousands of innocents, and ultimately—the destruction of the United States.

It’s a race against time as Rick and Nancy become embroiled in the fight to stop murderous covert Iranian operatives and turn coat US soldiers from exploding multiple dirty bombs during a critical meeting of US and foreign Heads of State. The dirty bombs would spread deadly radiation throughout Baghdad and neighboring Army bases, killing hundreds of thousands and rendering the area uninhabitable for decades. Rick and Nancy survive deadly firefights, enemy rocket barrages, and frustrating encounters with US Army bureaucracy in their desperate struggle to save American lives.


Author Bio:

Gary Edgington is a 30-year law enforcement veteran. Gary is also the son of a law enforcement officer who was tragically murdered in the line of duty in 1979. This event occurred while Gary was in the third week of L.A. Sheriff’s Academy training. Gary graduated with his class and began his career with the Manhattan Beach Police Department. Gary later transferred to the Beverly Hills Police Department, then the LA Co DA’s office, before being appointed a Special Agent with the California DOJ-Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement in 1994.

Throughout his career, Gary has held assignments in major narcotics, internal affairs, intelligence, government corruption, counter-terrorism, and as a firearms and tactics instructor. As a Ca. DOJ Special Agent, Gary served from 1999 to 2008 as a member of the Los Angeles FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force. After 9/11, Gary was promoted to Task Force Commander and took command of a multi-agency counter-terrorism task force based in Los Angeles. Gary has also served in an assignment at the National Counter Terrorism Center in Va. Additionally, he has received counter-terrorism training from agencies such as the FBI, CIA, US Army, and DIA.

In 2008, Gary deployed to Iraq as an embedded civilian anti-terrorism/organized crime advisor working counter-IED with the US Army. Gary also worked as a terrorism subject matter expert and analyst on the Guantanamo terrorist detainee cases. Additionally, Gary has served as a terrorism advisor and intelligence analyst with the Long Beach Police Department’s Office of Counterterrorism and later held a staff assignment at US Special Operations Command in Tampa, Fl.

Gary has been honored by California Attorney General, the US Attorney’s Office, and the FBI for his counter-terrorism and government corruption investigations. In addition, Gary has published three magazine articles for law enforcement and outdoor publications, and his feature script, the murder mystery “450 North Rexford,” was optioned by a Hollywood production company.

Gary is currently working on the sequel to Outside the Wire and is married to TV executive Lisa Kridos. They reside in Charlotte NC.




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Event date: 
Saturday, February 11, 2023 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Event address: 
4139 Park Road
Charlotte, NC 28209
Outside the Wire: A Novel of Murder, Love, and War By Gary Edgington Cover Image
ISBN: 9781646639250
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Koehler Books - August 30th, 2022

Outside the Wire: A Novel of Murder, Love, and War By Gary Edgington Cover Image
ISBN: 9781646639236
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Koehler Books - August 30th, 2022