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The Author

JAMES LILLIEFORS is a journalist and Amazon bestselling novelist who grew up in the Washington, D.C. area. His novels include THE PSALMIST and THE TEMPEST and the international political thrillers THE CHILDREN'S GAME (as Max Karpov), THE LEVIATHAN EFFECT and VIRAL. Lilliefors has written for various publications including The Washington Post, The Miami Herald and the Baltimore Sun. He began his journalism career with Runner's World magazine and worked for many years as a newspaper editor and reporter in Maryland and Florida. He was the longtime head writer at the Philharmonic Center/Naples Museum of Art (now Artis-Naples) in Florida and has contributed to a number of publications on art and artists. His non-fiction books include AMERICA'S BOARDWALKS, BALL CAP NATION and HIGHWAY 50; he also wrote a mystery novel, BANANAVILLE. He was educated at the University of Iowa and the University of Virginia, where he was a Henry Hoyns Fiction Writing Fellow. Lilliefors co-wrote (with Janet Johnson and Dr. Jack Crocker) the alma mater for Florida Gulf Coast University. He lives with his wife in South Florida.

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