MICHAEL CONNELLY (Based on the novel by) is the bestselling author of twenty-three novels and one work of nonfiction. With forty-two million copies of his books sold worldwide and translated into thirty-five foreign languages, he is one of the most successful writers working today. A former newspaper reporter who worked the crime beat at the Los Angeles Times and the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel, Connelly has won numerous awards for his journalism and his fiction. His very first novel, The Black Echo, won the prestigious Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award for Best First Novel in 1992. In 2002, Clint Eastwood directed and starred in the movie adaptation of Connelly’s 1998 novel, Blood Work. His most recent #1 New York Times bestsellers include The Reversal, The Scarecrow, The Brass Verdict and The Lincoln Lawyer, as well as the bestselling Harry Bosch series of novels. The Fifth Witness, Connelly’s next Lincoln Lawyer novel, will be published in April 2011. He spends his time in California and Florida.