Nelson DeMille is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of nineteen acclaimed novels including Night Fall, Wildfire and The General's Daughter, which was a major motion picture starring John Travolta. He has sold nearly 50 million books worldwide.
Before launching his forty-year writing career, he was a U.S. Army lieutenant who served in the Vietnam War as an infantry platoon leader with the First Calvary Division. During his service in Southeast Asia from 1967-1968, he was decorated with numerous awards including the Air Medal, Bronze Star, and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry.
As an author, he has served as the past president of the Mystery Writers of America, and is a current member of The Authors Guild, American Mensa, and International Thriller Writers. He holds three doctorates: Doctor of Humane Letters from Hofstra University, Doctor of Literature from Long Island University, and Doctor of Humane Letters from Dowling College.
He currently resides on Long Island with his family.
"A soft breeze fluttered the white, blue, and red Russian flag in front of the U.N. mission. I remember when the Soviet hammer and sickle flew there. I kind of miss the Cold War. But I think it's back."