I write historical novels that combine mystery and suspense with a powerful sense of place.

As the son of a U.S. Foreign Service officer, I grew up in extraordinary places. From the Philippines, Myanmar, and Germany to the Soviet Union, Cuba, and Nicaragua, I collected vivid memories alongside the excitement and hardship of moving often. At embassies staffed by diplomats, marines, and spies, I was surrounded by secrets. The books I write draw on my experiences and go beyond them. 

I’ve been a newspaper reporter, political science lecturer, and medical practice manager, and I’m also a published poet. I live in Massachusetts in the U.S., where you can find me haunting coffee shops, taking long walks with my wife, and practicing martial arts. 

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