Jack Sussek was born in California but raised on the East Coast of the United States, attended boarding school in Massachusetts and graduated from the George Washington University in Washington, DC with a degree in English. He has worked in the timber business in the Pacific Northwest and in Australia, on sailboats in the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea, and in surveillance, counter-surveillance, and remote site logistics in Europe, the Middle East, and Afghanistan. He has published short stories in various literary magazines. MANHATTAN AFFAIR is his first novel. He lives in New York City with his wife and son.