Edward F. Cassidy was born in Brooklyn, New York City in 1958. He has been working in industry – in the United States and Europe – for the past thirty years. He holds a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry and Polymer Science, and has a varied technical and marketing background. He has traveled extensively around the globe, for both business and pleasure, his entire life. Writing is not only his hobby, but his passion. In addition to this thriller, he has also written three other AuthorHouse-published books: an autobiography and life story (‘Looking Back on Tomorrow’, ©2011), a five-act play (‘The First Violin’, ©2008) and a comprehensive collection of travel poems (‘My Year - Poems from the Road’, ©2008). He is married and lives with his wife, Judith, along with their dog, Kristie, in South Carolina – in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. They have a daughter, grandson and granddaughter, who live in Belgium.