Author Donald Brewer spent 26 years with the United States Secret Service, retiring as the Special Agent-In-Charge of the Counterfeit Division in Washington, D.C. Don spent his early years as an undercover and case agent in the Atlanta Field Office before moving to Miami, where he spent 11 years in the 1980’s when Miami was the counterfeit capital of the world. In one 24-month period, he and his squad suppressed 26 counterfeit manufacturing operations. He has appeared on the Discovery Channel and the Learning Channel in episodes detailing the manufacturing of counterfeit U.S. currency. In addition, he has given speeches and made presentations regarding counterfeit U.S. currency at various conferences and seminars sponsored by Interpol and other foreign police agencies.
Don has a B.A. from Furman University and an M.S. in Criminal Justice from Georgia State University. He is a member of the Association of Former Agents of the United States Secret Service, the National Association of Eagle Scouts, the National Association of Peruvian Horses of America, the Western Writers of America, and the Colorado Authors League.
Don and his wife, Linda, are the proud owners of two Peruvian horses (SRR Animoso and LEA Torreon), and have ridden in a number of shows and parades.
Don is a throat cancer survivor, and after 12 years, has been declared cured. Such victories do not come without a price; Don now speaks with an electronic artificial larynx. The couple split their time between St. Simons Island, GA, and Cotopaxi, Colorado.