Back in the USSR

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Patrick D. Joyce

Patrick D. Joyce writes historical novels that combine mystery and suspense with a powerful sense of place. 

As the son of a U.S. Foreign Service officer, he grew up in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. and a long list of extraordinary places, from the Philippines, Myanmar, and Germany, to the Soviet Union, Cuba, and Nicaragua. At embassies staffed by diplomats, marines, and spies, he was surrounded by secrets. 

In addition to writing books, Patrick has been a newspaper reporter, a political science lecturer, and a medical practice manager. He lives in Massachusetts, where he can be found haunting coffee shops, taking long walks with his wife, and practicing martial arts. 

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