Paul Batista has been a well-known television personality for more than twenty years, with regular appearances on CBS, CNN, HLN, and WNBC. He is the author of three previous thrillers—Death’s Witness, Extraordinary Rendition, and The Borzoi Killings. Manhattan Lockdown is his fourth novel. For more than three decades Batista has been one of the most widely known criminal defense lawyers in the United States. He is also the author of the leading book on the federal racketeering statute, Civil RICO Practice Manual, soon to appear in its Fourth Edition. He is a veteran of the United States Army and lives in Sag Harbor, NY.