A bestselling mystery and thriller novelist, he is known for such works as Obsessed (2005) and Thr3e (2003). He is also the author of The Lost Books and The Paradise series.
His first submissions to publishers were all rejected. In late 2000, he finally published Heaven's Wager, the first book in his Martyr's Song Series.
He was born to missionaries who lived with the headhunter tribes of what was then known as Dutch New Guinea.
He received a degree in religion and philosophy from Evangel University in Missouri. He had four children with his wife, LeeAnn.
He is a New York Times best-selling thriller author, much like Michael Palmer .