A former journalist, folksinger, and attorney, JEFFERY DEAVER is an international number-one best-selling author of thirty-two novels and two collections of short stories. His novels are sold in 150 countries and translated into 25 languages.
His The Bodies Left Behind was named Novel of the Year by the International Thriller Writers Association, and his Lincoln Rhyme thriller The Broken Window was also nominated for that prize. He is a three-time recipient of the Ellery Queen Reader's Award for Best Short Story of the Year and has been nominated for seven Edgar Awards from the Mystery Writers of America. He's won both the Steel Dagger and the Short Story dagger from the Crime Writers Association in the U.K.
His most recent novels are The Kill Room, a Lincoln Rhyme novel, and XO, a Kathryn Dance thriller, for which he wrote an album of country-western songs, available on iTunes and as a CD.
Readers can visit his website at www.jefferydeaver.com.
RAYMOND BENSON is the internationally acclaimed author of thirty published titles. The fourth book in his most recent thriller series-The Black Stiletto: Secrets & Lies-recently appeared, preceded by The Black Stiletto, The Black Stiletto: Black & White, and The Black Stiletto: Stars & Stripes. The fifth and final chapter in the saga will be published late 2014. Raymond was the fourth-and first American-author of the official James Bond novels (1996-2002), and his work is currently collected in the anthologies Choice of Weapons and The Union Trilogy. His "rock 'n' roll thriller" Dark Side of the Morgue was a Shamus nominee for Best Paperback Original P.I. Novel of 2009. Raymond is also a prolific tie-in writer, the most recent work being Homefront-The Voice of Freedom (cowritten with John Milius) and Hitman: Damnation. For more information, you can visit www.raymondbenson.com or www.theblackstiletto.net.