A.C. Frieden (André Frieden) writes legal and espionage thrillers, including the Jonathan Brooks series (TRANQUILITY DENIED and THE SERPENT’S GAME), and other novels and short mysteries that have appeared in various anthologies and other collections. Frieden is also an attorney, pilot, diver, martial artist, equestrian, and former army sniper and molecular biologist. He was born in Senegal, raised in India, Brazil, Switzerland and the UK, and later moved to the United States, where he now lives in Chicago. He continues to research far-flung hotspots for his upcoming novels, including investigating the communist strongholds of North Korea and Cuba, delving into the chaos of the recent Honduran coup, piloting small planes over the Andes and the Panama Canal, exploring remote underwater sites in the Indian Ocean, surveying the damaged Chernobyl nuclear power plant, following the trails of Cold War combatants across Bolivia, Chile and Paraguay, exploring military installations in Russia and Ukraine, and much more. He also publishes various non-fiction works, including a recent photography book titled NORTH KOREA: A PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY THROUGH THE HERMIT KINGDOM, which features unique photographs of this reclusive nation taken by Frieden while researching for his upcoming thriller THE PYONGYANG OPTION.
Frieden is a member of several literary organizations, including Mystery Writers of America, the Chicago Writers Association, the International Association of Crime Writers (North American Branch), and the Military Writers Society of America, and regularly participates in writers conferences, including Bouchercon and ThrillerFest. Frieden speaks French, English, Portuguese, Spanish and some Russian, and carries several passports.