Police Lieutenant <b>Hugh Holton</b> was a twenty-nine year veteran of the Chicago Police Department. He authored several bestselling novels, including,<i> Time of the Assassins, The Left Hand of God, </i>and<i> Violent Crimes</i>. At the time of his death, Hugh Holton was the highest ranking active police officer writing novels in America.
Ed Gorman was born in November 2, 1941 in Iowa. He grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Marion, Iowa before finally settling down in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Gorman has written 11 novels and has 22 works of short fiction. He is the executive editor of Mystery Scene Magazine and writes both mysteries and westerns. His novel "Wolf Moon" was nominated for a Spur Award as Best Paperback Original.