Donald E. McQuinn
|Donald E. McQuinn|
|Alma mater||University of Washington|
|Notable works||Targets; Warrior; The Prisoner Within|
McQuinn graduated from high school in Texas, and attended the University of Washington on a Navy scholarship. He served 20 years in the Marines, retiring in 1971 as a major, before becoming an author. He lives in the Pacific Northwest (Normandy Park, Washington) with his wife Carol; they have three grown sons.
In September 1998 he suffered a sudden cardiac arrest while on vacation in Hawaii and became the first person saved by the police department's recent deployment of automated external defibrillators.
A third book in the Captain Lannat series was announced by the publisher as "a work in progress", but remains unfinished or unpublished.
- Targets (set during the Vietnam War), 1980, ISBN 0-02-583710-9
- Wake in Darkness (set in the Philippines), 1981, ISBN 0-02-583730-3
- Shadow of Lies (contemporary spy novel), July 1985, ISBN 0-312-93726-1
- Moondark Saga post-apocalyptic trilogy (published in nine parts in Germany)
- Captain Lannat science fiction series
- "Survivor: Donald McQuinn: Vacationer Saved by Police Officer". Philips.com. Archived from the original on 2007-02-05.
- "Results matching "Donald McQuinn, WA"". WhitePages.com.
- Harris, Ellen Key (September 1997). "Del Rey Internet Newsletter". Random House. Archived from the original on 1997-09-05.
- "About the Author". Warrior. Gan Moondark trilogy. Del Rey. November 1990.
- Humphrey, Clark (November 18, 1990). "Books Briefly". The Seattle Times.
- Donald E. McQuinn at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
- Del Rey sample chapters:
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