Before his thrillers landed him on the New York Times Bestseller list, Kevin O’Brien was a railroad inspector. He quit his railroad job in 1997, when his novel, ONLY SON, was picked up by Readers Digest and also optioned for film, thanks to interest from Tom Hanks. He has been writing full time ever since. The author of 14 internationally published thrillers, he won the Spotted Owl Award for Best Pacific Northwest Mystery (THE LAST VICTIM). He is a core member of Seattle 7 Writers (www.seattle7writers.org), a group that includes Garth Stein, Maria Semple, Jess Walters, Tim Robbins, Erik Larson, Terry Brooks, Erica Bauermeister, Susan Wiggs, Jennie Shortridge, Elizabeth George and many more prize-winning authors.
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