About the Writer

I am a former US Army officer, diplomat, and corporate security investigator. I spent most of my career in East and South Asia, running around sticking my nose into other people’s business.  

Thanks to a generous grant, help from the Jamestown Foundation, and guidance from the Naval Institute Press, Peter Mattis and I published Chinese Communist Espionage in November, 2019.   The work contains entries on Beijing’s intelligence leaders, other significant personalities, espionage cases, technology acquisition operations, and a link to a Web-based glossary of espionage and security terms in Chinese.

My next book will be a narrative history of CCP intelligence with an analysis of Beijing’s present-day intelligence community.