About the author

James Bruno

<p> James Bruno is the author of three bestselling political thrillers. He has been featured on NBC&#39;s Today Show, SiriusXM Radio, in The Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, Huffington Post, and other national and international media. His spy-mob thriller PERMANENT INTERESTS and CHASM, a thriller about war criminals, have landed simultaneously on three Amazon Kindle Bestseller lists, including #1 in Political Fiction and #1 in Spy Stories. They were joined by TRIBE, a political thriller centered on Afghanistan. HAVANA QUEEN, an espionage thriller set in Cuba, is now out. THE FOREIGN CIRCUS, a book of satirical essays on U.S. foreign policy will be released in early 2014. Mr. Bruno is a contributor to POLITICO Magazine and an instructor at ThrillerFest.</p> <p> Mr. Bruno served as a diplomat with the U.S. Department of State for twenty-three years and currently is a member of the Diplomatic Readiness Reserve, subject to worldwide duty on short notice. Mr. Bruno holds M.A. degrees from the U.S. Naval War College and Columbia University, and a B.A. from George Washington University.</p> <p> His assignments have included Cuba, Guantanamo Naval Base (as liaison with the Cuban military), Pakistan/Afghanistan, Vietnam, Cambodia and Washington, DC. He has spent ample time at the White House and has served in a Secret Service presidential protection detail overseas. He also knows the Pentagon, CIA and other foreign affairs agencies well.</p> <p> The author is honored to have been denounced by name recently by the Castro propaganda machine for his latest thriller, &quot;Havana Queen.&quot;</p> <p> Based on his experiences, James Bruno&#39;s novels possess an authenticity rarely matched in the political thriller genre. His political commentary in POLITICO has won national and international attention. If you like taut, suspense-filled thrillers written by someone who has actually been at the center of the action, read James Bruno&#39;s books. You will not be disappointed!</p>