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. 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.
Shear writes a series of novels and short stories known collectively as the Jackson Guild Books. Guild is a Senate investigator, a man with a perfect mind, but one sucked into a black hole the size of the Battle of Khafji in the first Gulf War. As alcoholics go, he's dependable. During an investigation of Wall Street War Lord, Manny Granov, he uncovers a plot to detonate a nuclear weapon in the beating heart of Washington, DC. That's the easy part. Guild quickly realizes that exposing the conspirators will set off a nuclear exchange, city for city. Populations die. He finds himself jammed into a treacherous lose-lose situation in which he has to find a way to walk the line between the Truth and its Consequences.