Quentin Rowan's spy novel, Assassin of Secrets, debuted to critical acclaim last November. Soon after, Google-savvy readers began to realize that Rowan had stolen nearly every word from other spy novels.
In 2008, a tornado swept through Tom Cook’s home, killing his wife. Distraught, he moved with his daughter to Joplin, Mo., where he bought a new house – and a steel shelter. When a tornado came three years later, they were prepared.