Raymond Benson is the internationally acclaimed author of 30 published titles. The fourth book in his most recent thriller series --- THE BLACK STILETTO: Secrets & Lies --- recently appeared, preceded by THE BLACK STILETTO, THE BLACK STILETTO: BLACK & WHITE, and THE BLACK STILETTO: STARS & STRIPES. The fifth and final chapter in the saga will be published late 2014. Raymond was the fourth --- and first American --- author of the official James Bond novels (1996-2002), and his work is currently collected in the anthologies CHOICE OF WEAPONS and The Union Trilogy. His "rock 'n' roll thriller" DARK SIDE OF THE MORGUE was a Shamus nominee for Best Paperback Original P.I. Novel of 2009. Raymond is also a prolific tie-in writer, the most recent work being HOMEFRONT: The Voice of Freedom (cowritten with John Milius) and HITMAN: Damnation.