About the Author
R.E. "Gus" Payne is the winner of multiple awards from the Louisiana Press Association for Investigative Journalism. He is also the author of "Caught in the Crossfire" a non-fiction book that was the basis of the NBC-TV movie of the same title. Actor Dennis Franz portrayed Mr. Payne in the movie, the story of how the FBI and the U.S. Attorney's Office created a "bogus" conspiracy case to charge him with Federal crimes. Mr. Payne is perhaps better known for his international best selling periodical "The Death of Brandon Lee: The Untold Story," the basis for a major segment on "Unsolved Mysteries" some years ago. Last year, his "End of All Diseases" was published, a book now under option for a movie. He is retired, living in Mississippi but traveling worldwide with his wife, Royce.