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Todd Moss

Biography

Todd Moss

Todd Moss is Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Development, a Washington DC think tank, and a nonresident scholar at Rice University’s Baker Institute. From 2007 to 2008, he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, where he was responsible for diplomatic relations with sixteen West African countries.

Previously, Moss worked at the World Bank and the Economist Intelligence Unit, and taught at the London School of Economics and Georgetown University. He is the author of four nonfiction books on international affairs and the Judd Ryker thriller series, including THE GOLDEN HOUR, MINUTE ZERO, GHOSTS OF HAVANA and THE SHADOW LIST. He lives in Maryland.

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Todd Moss

Books by Todd Moss

by Todd Moss - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

We laugh when it pops up in our inbox: the scam letter promising a windfall. We wonder: How does anybody fall for these things? But it is no laughing matter. It is one of the biggest organized crime rackets in the world, it is deadly --- and State Department crisis manager Judd Ryker has fallen right into the middle of it. The disappearance of a young American in London sends Ryker into the heart of a corruption scandal in Nigeria, at the same time his CIA agent wife Jessica finds herself chasing a Russian master criminal known as the Bear. Unknown to either of them, they are pulling at two ends of the same lethal thread, a staggeringly vicious enterprise of piracy, extortion, and murder.

by Todd Moss - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

When four American sport fishermen stray into Cuban waters and are arrested by Castro’s navy, State Department crisis manager Judd Ryker finds himself called in to negotiate their release. But with relations between the United States and Cuba supposedly thawing, things just don’t seem to fit. Some see the new initiative as an opportunity for something radical, and Ryker is caught in the middle.

by Todd Moss - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Fresh off the harrowing events of THE GOLDEN HOUR, State Department crisis manager Judd Ryker is suddenly thrown into a quickly developing emergency in Zimbabwe, where a longtime strongman is being challenged for the presidency. Rumors are flying furiously: armed gangs, military crackdowns, shady outside money pouring in, and, most disturbing for the United States, reports of highly enriched uranium leaking into the market. And that’s all before Ryker even lands in the country. It gets much worse after that.

by Todd Moss - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

When Judd Ryker is appointed director of the new State Department Crisis Reaction Unit, he figures he has a mandate to help the United States respond more quickly to foreign crises, but he hasn’t reckoned with the intense State, Defense, Pentagon, White House and CIA infighting and turf battles he would face. Then comes the coup in Mali, which is his chance to prove that his theory of the Golden Hour actually works --- but in the real world, those hours move incredibly quickly, and include things he’d never even imagined.