About the Author
The author is a University of Minnesota Law School graduate and has practiced law for more than twenty-five years in the Mississippi River community of Red Wing, Minnesota. He possesses substantial first-hand knowledge of the Prairie River Nuclear Plant's real world counterpart, as well as Red Wing's airport and the flight rules around the nuke plant. In addition to THE 19TH ELEMENT, he has published a second book in the "Beck" series entitled, THE MISSING ELEMENT, A James Becker Mystery. The second book is available everywhere. The author has also been a long-time supporter and coach of youth volleyball in and around Red Wing. He has authored three feature articles for COACHING VOLLEYBALL, the Journal of the American Volleyball Coaches Association. His most recent article was the cover story for the April/May, 2009 Issue. His book on volleyball coaching philosophies entitled THE LITTLE BLACK BOOK OF VOLLEYBALL COACHING is available at www.johnbetcher.com and at amazon.com.