Jeff Shear is the author of the book, The Keys to the Kingdom, which was an investigation into a weapons deal between the US and Japan (the FSX), published by Doubleday. He has been a Fellow at The Center for Public Integrity, in Washington, DC, where he was one of several contributors to the book The Buying of the Congress, published by Avon in 1998. Before that, he served as a staff correspondent for National Journal, with regular venues at the White House and Congress. He has written TV scripts for the National Geographic Channel, Discovery, and The History Channel.
Currently Shear writes the Jackson Guild Saga, in which the hero is the enemy, and Senate investigator Jackson Guild uncovers a plot to set off a nuclear weapon in the beating heart of Washington, DC. Except there's a twist. If Guild exposes the conspirators, he sets off a nuclear exchange, city for city. Populations die. He's jammed-up in a lose-lose situation in which he has to find a way to win, without destroying life as we know it.