After working as a Senior Executive for a leading Bio-Technology company for over 30 years, his work has taken him to almost every country in the world when situations required his attention in times of stress, turmoil and catastrophies! Now that he is retired, he has taken to writing novels! Many of his stories are based upon situations that actually happened during the course of his travels!
Jack Sariego was born of Spanish parents who migrated to the United States many years before the Spanish Civil War! Most of the incidents in this book are based upon stories he was repeatedly told by his parents when he was a youngster in his teens! The historical elements of this novel are factual and have been well documented in the historical archives of Spain! This is his first novel of historical fiction! Many of the characters are real and most have contributed to the evolution of Spain after the devastating war that left Spain in shambles! Although the names have been changed for obvious reasons, they were never-the-less very real and lived their lives to the fullest! They loved, they hated; they won and lost, helped and were hindered in their strife to improve the country they had always loved and cherished!
The author is currently working on another novel titled. "Tarnished Sunset" that is being prepared for publication and is based upon problems he ran across while traveling to the Amazon jungle in Brazil and becoming exposed to the manufacturing of illegal drugs!! His interests are vast and varied! He is interested in the sciences, the law, classical music and politics! He is anxious to write more novels about incidents and problems that actually occured during his travels, especially when he was called to travel into the troubled areas of Lebanon, Iran, Israel during times of extreme stress and turmoil!
Jack is a decorated Air Force officer who fought during the Korean War! He has been credited more than 45 bombing missions over North Korea! Among his many decorations are the Bronze Star for Valor, two Air Medals, two Commendation Medals, and the Korean War Presidential Unit citation! During his military tenure, he was also an Air Intelligence Officer!
The author is a graduate of Temple University in Philadelphia and lives with his family in Philadelphia where he was born and raised!