Adam Sikes is a novelist and freelance writer. He is a graduate of Georgetown University with a degree in International Politics and a Masters in History. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps with combat tours in Bosnia, Iraq, and elsewhere in the Middle East. Following the Marines, he joined the CIA and has conducted operations in Central Asia, East Africa, and Europe. He is the co-author of Open Skies: My Life as Afghanistan’s First Female Pilot. Landslide is his first Mason Hackett espionage thriller. He lives in Southern California.