New York Times bestseller Gayle Lynds is the award-winning author of ten international espionage novels, including The Book of Spies, The Last Spymaster, and The Coil, which are published in over 20 languages. Her latest, The Assassins (St. Martin’s Press) was met with tremendous critical acclaim, including raves from the Associated Press: “Thrilling . . . Lynds proves she’s a master of the modern cold-war spy thriller,” and the Providence Journal: “Lynds is the American Frederick Forsyth, retaining her crown as the queen of the modern day spy novel.”
Gayle’s books have won such awards as “Novel of the Year” (The Last Spymaster) given by the Military Writers Society of America, and have been selected by People magazine as “Page-Turner of the Week” and “Beach Read of the Week.” Publishers Weekly lists her work among the top ten spy novelists of all time. Library Journal named The Last Spymaster one of the top 5 thrillers of the year. With Robert Ludlum, she created the Covert-One series and wrote three of the novels. One of them, The Hades Factor, was a CBS miniseries in April 2006. A member of the Association for Intelligence Officers, she is co-founder and co-president (with David Morrell) of International Thriller Writers, Inc.