1931 - 2005

Writing as: Trevanian

An American film scholar named Rodney William Whitaker decided to write suspense thrillers using a pseudonym to protect his reputation. Under the name Trevanian, he created not only numerous best sellers filled with excitement and terrific plots and fascinating characters, he also create a mystique about his real identity, a fact he did not reveal for several years.

Series Books
Nicholai Hel Shibumi (1979)
Jonathan Hemlock The Eiger Sanction (1972)
  The Loo Sanction (1973)