Brad Crowther grew up in Ohio, Pennsylvania, California, and Kentucky. He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Louisville, spent four years in the Coast Guard, then obtained a master’s degree from the University of Rhode Island. His first career was with Rhode Island’s state criminal justice planning agency, where he eventually became executive director. His second career was as a consultant to government, non-profit, and educational organizations. He has been writing fiction for decades. He has had one previous novel, The Ninth Man, published, and he is a winner of the Black Orchid Novella Award sponsored by the Wolfe Pack and Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine. He is a member of Mystery Writers of America (MWA), International Thriller Writers (ITW), International Association of Crime Writers (IACW), and South Carolina Writers Association (SCWA).