David Michaels is a pseudonym for the authors of novels in the Splinter Cell, EndWar, and Ghost Recon series, all of which were created by Ubisoft Entertainment and developed under Ubisoft's Tom Clancy license. The novel series began as video games for various console systems as well as the PC. As of February 2008, "Michaels" has released four Splinter Cell novels and one EndWar novel. The first two Splinter Cell novels were written by Raymond Benson. Benson has also written some James Bond books. However, in 2006, Benson announced he was finished with Splinter Cell and that the next novel would be written by a different author under the same pseudonym.