“This author at his best bows to no one for whiplash plotting and page-whirling suspense.” —Publishers Weekly
“Klavan’s style is hard, unflinching, with a wide seam of whiplash humor running through it that sets him well apart from your regular, journeyman writer.” —Publishing News
“Klavan constantly finds the unexpected opening. He lands every blow and never from where it’s expected.” —Arizona Daily Star
About the Author
Andrew Klavan (b. 1954) is a highly successful author of thrillers and hard-boiled mysteries. Born in New York City, Klavan was raised on Long Island and attended college at the University of California at Berkeley. He published his first novel, Face of the Earth, in 1977, and continued writing mysteries throughout the eighties, finding critical recognition when The Rain (1988) won an Edgar Award for best new paperback.
Besides his crime fiction, Klavan has distinguished himself as an author of supernatural thrillers, most notably Don’t Say a Word (1991), which was made into a film starring Michael Douglas. He has two ongoing series: Weiss and Bishop, a private-eye duo who made their debut in Dynamite Road (2003), and The Homelanders, a young-adult series about teenagers who fight radical Islam. Besides his fiction, Klavan writes regular opinion pieces for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and other national publications. He lives in Southern California.