"Richard North Patterson is a terrific novelist. "-The Washington Post He lives on Martha's Vineyard and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico with his wife, Nancy Clair. He is a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University and Case Western Reserve University School of Law, and is a recipient of their President's Award for Distinguished Alumni. He grew up in the suburbs of Cleveland and graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1968. Formerly a trial lawyer, he was the SEC liaison to the Watergate special prosecutor and has served on the boards of several Washington advocacy groups. Patterson has three sons and two daughters. RICHARD NORTH PATTERSON is the author of The Spire, Eclipse and fourteen other bestselling and critically acclaimed novels. In 1971 he graduated from Case Western Reserve Law School and went on to serve as an Assistant Attorney General for the state of Ohio. He lives in Martha's Vineyard, San Francisco, and Cabo San Lucas with his wife, Dr. Nancy Clair. Richard North Patterson was born on February 22, 1947 in Berkeley, California.