P.J. Allen has spent decades expanding on her Ph.D. in communication from Florida State University, focusing on international development in countries such as Nepal, Thailand, India, Ethiopia, Egypt, Madagascar, Ghana, Rep. of Georgia, and Russia. Allen has visited and brings experience from all seven continents to her novels, weaving in cultures, history, the environment, people, and politics into fictionalized thrillers about current events. Allen has found people worldwide to be hospitable, generous and helpful despite the daily headlines that grip our attention with misdeeds, transgression and betrayals. Her experiences have parleyed insights into how governmental policies affect our quality of life and how important information, and the media that present it, are to people making informed decisions to protect and better their lives. The author is also a licensed acupuncturist. Her other novels include The Yeti Quotient, Lies Beneath Ellicott City, and Dead Reckoning in Frederick.