Barry Eisler spent three years in a covert position with the CIA's
Directorate of Operations, then worked as a technology lawyer and
startup executive in Silicon Valley and Japan, earning his black
belt at the Kodokan International Judo Center along the way.
Eisler's bestselling thrillers have won the Barry Award and the
Gumshoe Award for Best Thriller of the Year, have been included in
numerous "Best Of" lists, and have been translated into nearly
twenty languages. Eisler lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and,
when he's not writing novels, blogs about torture, civil liberties,
and the rule of law.