According to the bio on Amazon: "Brent Melton grew up reading Tom Clancy and Robert Ludlam. He fell in love with the deep political insights of Clancy and the action Ludlam brought to life. These inspirational authors developed his passion for writing as well as his desire to see the connectivity of all worldwide events. With a B.S. degree in political science he adds his unique perspective on the world we live into all of his books."