Gary J. Cook is a somewhat reclusive writer who lives in the middle of an Indian reservation in Montana. He is a U.S. Marine combat veteran and a former sheriff’s deputy with years of experience working undercover. He worked several years for a Chinese Import/Export company in Taipei and was a tenured professor at a Japanese university. He has been shot, stabbed, run over by his own motorcycle, severely chastised by a band of irate Motorcycle Chicks, and brought down by enemy fire more than a few times in helicopters. No one is more surprised than he that he is still around. As far as he is concerned, the fact that he also has a talent for writing is proof positive that the Universe has a bent sense of humor.