Books by Greg Ahlgren

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About the Author

Greg AhlgrenGreg Ahlgren is a criminal defense lawyer in Manchester, New Hampshire. He received his B.A. degree from Syracuse University and his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. He has been a criminal justice professor, a state legislator, and a political activist, and has appeared as a frequent guest on both national and regional television and radio shows on true crime and historical issues. His books include the alternative history time-travel novel Prologue and the international thriller The Medici Legacy, and together with Stephen Monier he co-authored the true crime book Crime of the Century: The Lindbergh Kidnapping Hoax.

Prior to Crime of the Century's publication in 1993, most commentators on America's most famous crime had questioned Hauptmann's guilt, but had been unable to offer a cogent alternative hypothesis. Utililizing their respective expertise as a criminal defense lawyer and a seasoned police investigator, Ahlgren and Monier were the first to theorize that perhaps there had been no stranger abduction and that the "kidnapping" had been hastily concocted to mask a domestic tragedy. Controversial at the time of the book's original publication, this theory has now gained widespread acceptance as a plausible explanation of the Lindbergh kidnapping case.

In his novel Prologue, Ahlgren inverted the usual time-travel plot line. Instead of creating protagonists intent on preserving a recognized time line from attack by those seeking to change history, Ahlgren devised an alternative future, and then, set against the backdrop of the JFK assassination, presented his protagonists with the challenge of creating a better today.

His novel, The Medici Legacy, utilized a plot convention rare for an American thriller when Ahlgren created a non-American chief protagonist, Deputy Inspector Antonio Ferrara of the Italian Polizia di Stato.

In a 2008 interview, when asked to name two fiction writers, one past, one present, who have influenced his writing, Ahlgren named Daphne duMaurier and Tim Green.

In a pretentious law school alumni questionnaire, when asked to list his greatest personal or professional achievement since graduation, he scribbled, "never, ever having voted Republican."

Recreationally, Ahlgren has been a licensed private pilot, an avid sailor, and a not-so-avid skier. To the pilot in the cockpit of that American Airlines 727 trying to land at Albany, New York directly behind him on a gorgeous summer afternoon in 1976, he wants you to know that your eyes did not deceive you.

If you enjoyed his books you are invited to share your thoughts at any Internet review website, including AmazonKindle's. If you did not, he wants you to know that the First Amendment, in certain circumstances, does protect prevarication and under the Fifth, you don't have to say a thing.

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