Patrick Quinlan was the youngest child in a big, noisy, New York Irish-American family. Ten minutes late to supper and the food was all gone. Other kids in the neighbourhood wanted to become cops, or firemen, or crime kingpins. Patrick wanted to become Jimi Hendrix. At an early age, he became an accomplished and incorrigible liar, eventually finding work that made good use of this talent - journalist, political operative, copywriter, and now novelist... He lives on the coast of Maine.
Matthew Quirk studied history and literature at Harvard College. After graduation, he spent five years at The Atlantic magazine reporting on crime, private military contractors, the opium trade, terrorism prosecutions, and international gangs. He lives in Washington D.C.