Virtual Event with Ron Peterson Jr. author of "Chasing the Squirrel
Best-selling author Ron Peterson Jr. will discuss his new book, Chasing the Squirrel: The Pursuit of Notorious Drug Smuggler Wally Thrasher. The book tells the true story of drug smuggler Wally Thrasher and the investigation that led to the biggest drug bust in Mid-Atlantic United States history in 1986. Thrasher was recently profiled on “America’s Most Wanted” as U.S. Marshals chased leads around the globe in his pursuit.
Peterson's 2018 book Under The Trestle tells the story of Radford University student Gina Renee Hall whose dissappearance in 1980 led to Virginia's first murder convictioin without a body. Mactavish Pictures is developing the story for a documentary. Chasing the Squirrel has been optioned by Los Angeles-based Urban Legends Film Company for development as a television series.
Peterson's next book, tentatively titled Eyes Of a Monster , slated for release later this year, explores the 1981 cold case murder of Hampton, Virginia schoolteacher Olivia Dare Christian. In 2011, the case was re-opened by detective Randy Mayer, who with FBI assistance uncovered a suspect believed to be a serial killer.
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