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, shipwrecks, archaeology and art crime. Lance is the author of three published novels: the international thriller DOHA 12, the near-future thriller SOUTH, and the international crime novel THE COLLECTION. All are available in trade paperback and digital editions. He's also a frequent contributor to Macmillan's Criminal Element website.