Vincent H. O'Neil brings a wealth of life experience to his writing. After graduating from West Point, he served as an infantry platoon leader in the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum, New York for three years and as an infantry company commander in the 1-508th Airborne Battalion in the Republic of Panama for two years.
He is a graduate of the Defense Language Institute's aggressive one-year Mandarin Chinese language training program, and holds a Master of Arts degree in International Business from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Among his many different experiences, he has provided consulting services to a software development firm, managed risk in a major corporation, created marketing campaigns, and worked as an apprentice librarian.
After writing in his spare time for many years, he won the St. Martin's Press "Malice Domestic" Writing Competition in 2005. His critically-acclaimed debut novel, Murder in Exile, is the first in a mystery series featuring the background-checker Frank Cole. It was followed by Reduced Circumstances, Exile Trust, and Contest of Wills.
He has also released the military science fiction novel Glory Main (under the name Henry V. O'Neil) and the Lovecraftian horror novel Interlands, featuring his first female protagonist.
All of his novels are available in ebook and print versions, and you can read sample chapters at his website www.vincenthoneil.com