is the author of The Boys From Brazil, Sliver, The Stepford Wives and other bestsellers (Rosemary’s Baby – Speesh), as well as Broadway’s longest-running thriller, Deathtrap. He has won two Edgar Awards from the Mystery Writers of America and the Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement from The Horror Writers Association. In 1978, The Boys From Brazil was made into an acclaimed film staring Gregory Pesck and Laurence Olivier. Ira Levin died in 2007, aged seventy-eight.
Robert Littell was born raised and educated in New York. A former Newsweek editor specialising in Soviet Affairs, he left journalism in 1970 to write fiction full time. Connoisseurs of the literary spy novel have elevated his books to the genre’s highest ranks, and Tom Clancy wrote that “if Robert Littell didn’t invent the spy novel, he should have.” He is the author of fourteen novels including the critically acclaimed The Company, The Once And Future Spy, An Agent In Place, The Defection of A. J. Lewinter, The Sisters, The Amateur and Vicious Circle. He currently lives in France.
Petty Officer Marcus Luttrell was raised on his parents’ horse ranch in Texas. He joined the United States navy in March 1999, was awarded this Trident as a combat-trained Navy SEAL in January 2002, and joined SEAL Team 5 in Baghdad in April 2003. In the Spring of 2005, he was deployed to Afghanistan. He was awarded the Navy Cross for combat heroism in 2006 by President Bush.
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