attended Cambridge University, where he performed frequently with
friends and future Monty Pythons John Cleese and Graham
Chapman. He is the author of GOING TOO FAR, a classic history of
modern American satire. He was editor in chief of Spy
magazine, an original editor of the National Lampoon, and he
played Ian Faith in the movie, This Is Spinal Tap. He has
written frequently for New York, Harper's, GQ,
Vanity Fair, Men's Journal, and Esquire, among
other magazines. He is married to Carla Hendra; they have three
young children, Lucy, Sebastian, and Nicholas.
An investigator for a Florida-based Death Row defense firm, Markus Novak’s life derailed when his wife, Lauren, was killed in the midst of a case the two were working together. Two years later, her murderer is still at large, and Novak's attempts to learn the truth about her death through less-than-legal means and jailhouse bargaining have put his job on the line. Now he's been sent to Garrison, Indiana, to assess a cold case that he's certain his boss has no intention of taking. But it's not often that the man who many believe got away with murder is the one calling for the case to be reopened.