Lance Charnes has been an Air Force intelligence officer, information technology manager, computer-game artist, set designer and Jeopardy! contestant, and is now an emergency management specialist. He's had training in architectural rendering, terrorist incident response and maritime archaeology, but not all at the same time. His Facebook author page features spies, archaeology and art crime.
"[The] novel is fast-paced with strong tension and a well-constructed plot...Protagonist Matt Friedrich's voice is distinct and believable. Charnes's dialogue is gripping and easily moves the plot forward... Chasing Clay is an entertaining and fast-paced mystery, featuring an everyman hero thrust into a high-stakes spy world." -- The BookLife Prize