Robert Shoop is a doctoral-level psychologist and adventurer, who has traveled extensively. As an avid SCUBA enthusiast he has made over 1000 dives all over the world. His hobbies include exploration and underwater photography. Robert often hikes, bikes, and swims to compensate for his love of gourmet cooking and wine tasting. While his novels are action packed, his general approach to life is never to race—unless absolutely necessary. He feels strongly that the best experiences come more from the journey than the destination.
As a consultant and personnel manager, Dr. Shoop developed insights into human behavior that are reflected in his novels. He takes those insights and writes about locations that he has personally visited, such as the Katy Trail. While the characters may be fictitious, in his novel Peril on the Katy Trail, the activities on the Katy Trail and other places are based on experience, and the locales are real.
Peril on the Katy Trail: A woman who can't remember. A man who can't forget. And a person who desperately needs to kill them both! The Katy Trail is a 225-mile long biking trail from Clinton to St. Charles, Missouri. It's one of the most beautiful in the world-just the place for Samuel to get away from it all, to heal, and to quell some of the demons from his past. Into his life, however, drops Misty-a mysterious woman with amnesia, who is being chased by a shotgun-toting man intent on killing her. Samuel has no choice. His sense of honor-honed during many years as a SEAL-forces him to protect her. Thus begins one of the wildest bicycle rides in history. From Clinton to St. Charles, the two face floods, mud slides, motorcycle gangs, and vicious pool hustlers. They also experience the stunning Missouri countryside, a host of intriguing local characters, fine wines, great meals, and... love. Through it all, Samuel must get Misty to St. Charles, and help her to recall her past. But he must also solve the mystery of why the man with the shotgun is trying to kill her-and now him. It is an action-packed story that will leave you hanging right to the very end.