Known for his Stone Barrington, Will Lee, Holly Barker, and Ed Eagle book series, this detective novelist published nearly thirty New York Times bestsellers in a row. His stand-alone titles include White Cargo, Imperfect Strangers, and Choke.
After earning a degree in sociology from the University of Georgia, he served briefly in the Air National Guard and later worked in the advertising industry in London, England and Dublin, Ireland.
A skilled sailor, he began his writing career as the author of such nautically-themed works as Blue Water, Green Skipper.
A native of Manchester, Georgia, U.S.A., he later settled in rural County Galway, Ireland.
His Edgar Award-winning novel Chiefs was the basis for an Emmy-nominated miniseries starring Danny Glover and Charlton Heston.