Jeffrey Vanke writes two series of historical thrillers. The Berlin Deception (2011) launched war-era spy John Becker, whose second book will appear in 2013/14, title to be announced. Witness (2013) is a crime thriller set in ancient Palestine. Vanke has also written European history (Europeanism, 2010) and political analysis. He holds a Ph.D. in History from Harvard University, and he lives in Roanoke, Virginia.