Born in 1969 in White Plains, New York, John Altman has lived in Colorado, New York, Massachusetts, and New Jersey. He graduated from Harvard University in 1992.

A Gathering of Spies, John’s debut novel, came out in 2000; Publishers Weekly called it ‘an irresistible page-turner from a welcome new voice in the genre’. His latest, False Flag, centers on Israel; New York Times bestselling author Steve Berry called it ‘sophisticated, razor-sharp, and definitely one for your keeper shelf’.

In addition to writing fiction, he has worked as a teacher, musician, and freelance writer. His thrillers have sold over a quarter-million copies in the United States, the United Kingdom, Italy, Japan, Poland, and the Netherlands. He lives with his wife and children in Princeton, New Jersey, where he is at work on his next book.


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