About the Author
Max Byrd is the award-winning author of fourteen books, including four bestselling historical novels and" California Thriller," for which he received the Shamus Award. He was educated at Harvard and King's College Cambridge, England, and has taught at Yale, Stanford, and the University of California. Byrd is a Contributing Editor of "The Wilson Quarterly "and writes regularly for the "New York Times" Book Review. He lives in California.