Keith Thomson played semi-pro baseball in France and drew editorial cartoons for the New Haven Register and New York Newsday before becoming a writer. He has written TV commercials, a short film that played in the Sundance Festival and was purchased by England’s Channel 4, feature films for TriStar, Paramount and Disney, and numerous news articles. His novels include the New York Times Best-Selling Once a Spy and 7 Grams of Lead. Apart from hunting for pirate gold, he lives with his family in Alabama.