Originally from Washington D.C., Brian Wiprud is a New York City author of eight crime novels, with THE CLAUSE number nine due out in October 2012.
Brian won the 2002 Lefty Award, has been multiply nominated for Barry and Shamus Awards, and in 2011 for RT Book Reviewers Choice Award for Best Contemporary Mystery. Starred reviews have been bestowed on his novels from Publisher’s Weekly, Library Journal and Kirkus.
Brian is also an expert angler widely published in fly fishing magazines.
Five enemies, one man, zero options
Jewel thieving partners Gill Underwood and Trudy Elwell have been set up, and Trudy has paid with her life. Working for Cubans and abiding by their code of conduct means Underwood is left on his own, holding $150 million worth of hot sparks. A former naval intelligence officer, Underwood uses his knowledge of Sun Tzu’s Art of War to outmaneuver his enemies—the ruthless Serbian and Chinese crime syndicates who will stop at nothing to recover the jewels. With speed, technology, brains, and brawn, Underwood must survive a multi-layered game of cat and mouse that leads to the most clandestine levels of U.S. intelligence.