I'm a thriller and mystery novelist who divides his time between Los Angeles and Southeast Asia, primarily Thailand, where I've has lived off and on for more than twenty years. As of now, I've had sixteen books published by major imprints.

My newest, FOR THE DEAD (November 2014), is the sixth in a series of Bangkok thrillers about an American travel writer named Poke Rafferty and his small interracial family. It was chosen as BookPage's Book of the Month and has gotten some of the best reviews of my life.

And in July 2014, Soho Crime published HERBIE'S GAME, the fourth in a series of mysteries featuring a Los Angeles burglar named Junior Bender.The first, CRASHED, came out in November of 2012 and the second, LITTLE ELVISES, was released by Soho Crime in Jannuary of this year.The series has been bought for film.

My books have been nominated for the Edgar, the Shamus, the Macavity, and many other awards. They've been translated into six languages and have made Top Ten and Notable Books list in both North America and Asia.