Jay Brandon is the author of 19 novels which have been published around the world, including Against the Law, which Booklist called, "a fine tense legal thriller with an offbeat plot." Shadows Knight’s Mate has been called “an absorbing, exciting, and absolutely entertaining novel.” Jay's legal thriller, Running with the Dead, was called by Kirkus “a brilliant entry in a series that just keeps getting better.” His earlier novels include Fade the Heat, was an Edgar finalist. A short story, "A Jury of his Peers," which was chosen for The Best American Mystery Stories of the Year, by Otto Penzler and Lee Child. His Bullet Book, Man in the Client Chair debuted in Fall 2019. Jay has a master’s degree in writing from Johns Hopkins University.