Ron Argo is an award-winning journalist and a decorated Vietnam veteran. His first novel, Year of the Monkey (Simon & Schuster), has been hailed as one of the seminal novels of the Vietnam generation, ranking him alongside America’s best war novelists—Mailer, Stephen Crane, Jones and Dos Passos.
The Courage to Kill is the first thriller in the Ray Myers series. Baby Love, the forthcoming second novel in the series, pits Myers against ruthless criminals involved in the dark world of international baby smuggling.
Argo's latest novel, The Sum of His Worth, a historical novel set during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, is the moving story of a teenage boy and a doctor’s struggle against the KKK to save a Negro community in Alabama. Argo lives with his second wife in San Diego. Visit his website at ronargo.com.
Ron Terpening is the author of the thrillers Storm Track (highly recommended by Library Journal for its "breathtaking pace"), League of Shadows (called "a crackling good story" by Steve Berry, "a smart, suspenseful novel" by Thomas Perry, and a "fabulously written, masterful espionage thriller" by Brad Thor), Tropic of Fear ("an exciting thrill ride from first page to last" – Midwest Book Review), and Nine Days in October (praised by Library Journal for its "gripping suspense"), as well as two young-adult novels, In Light’s Delay and The Turning.
He grew up in Washington and Oregon and after living in Mexico City and in Pavia and Florence, Italy, taught for four years at Loyola University of Chicago and for twenty-six years at the University of Arizona as a professor of Italian.
He and his wife, Vicki, along with their four dogs and two horses, live in the foothills of the Tucson mountains. Visit his website at ronterpening.com.