Michael A. Richards
According to the short bio on Amazon: "Michael A. Richards is the author of the Nathan Monsarrat international espionage novels. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Connecticut College and his Master of Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. During a career as a Cultural Attaché in the Department of State, he served in Baghdad, Jerusalem, Lagos, Moscow, Seoul, Tel Aviv, and Washington, D.C. He also served at U.S. Pacific Command in Honolulu as the Special Advisor to the Commander. He speaks Arabic, Hebrew, Korean, and Russian."