has been recruited as a spy by both Libyan and East German
intelligence services. (They failed.) A former professor and
Fulbright fellow, she's not only faced the barrels of Kalashnikovs,
but has also been caught in the crossfire of border guards'
Hillhouse earned her M.A. in Russian and East European studies and
her Ph.D. in political science at the University of Michigan. She
completed her undergraduate degree in history and German area
studies at Washington University in St. Louis. She has published
articles about Eastern Europe in major academic journals and has
lectured at such prestigious institutions as Harvard, the
Smithsonian Institution, Soviet Academy of Sciences, among others.
She speaks several languages, including German, French and Russian.
She is a member of the Association for Former Intelligence
Officers. RIFT ZONE is her first novel.
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