Author Keith Burpee Book Signing Event
WHEN: April 12-13, 2014
TIME: 10 am to 5 pm
WHERE: April in Edom - 8337 Farm to Market 279, Edom, TX 75756
WHAT: Burpee, a resident of Murchison, TX, will be available to sign copies of his book, 4000 Degrees Fahrenheit.
It's not every day someone encounters a mass-murderer, and even less so living, training, and preparing for war beside them. When Keith Burpee first encountered malevolence so deep, so calculating, and with zero remorse, he had no idea the man serving as his squad's Team Leader would someday become the infamous killer known as the DC Sniper. But the signs were undoubtedly there. One cold night in the Saudi desert, in an incident that has remained almost exclusively classified, the fires of hell came within millimeters of quenching Keith's life. The prime suspect was John Allen Williams (Muhammed) and the experience would change Keith's life forever.
4000 Degrees Fahrenheit is the unlikely story of a soldier, son, and father who drifts from the wholesome path his family has always walked to seeking validation in drugs, alcohol, partying, and finally a fallible institution. Keith finds himself reeling from a crumbling existential framework and at the epicenter of his crisis stands the infamous DC Sniper, a man Keith understood to be justly incarcerated and unable to do further harm.
As he staggers into these crossroads, will Keith hear what could be his final wake-up call? If he does, will he choose the path to death, or accept redemption, and the responsibility it offers?