Barry Eisler is the best-selling author of two thriller series, one featuring John Rain, a half-Japanese, half-American former soldier turned freelance assassin; and another featuring black ops soldier Ben Treven.
The Academy Awards hold a special place in my heart. I'm somehow miraculously behind two Oscars: the Best Adapted Screenplay for Sideways (based on my novel of the same title) and the writer of the 2000 Oscar for Best Live Action Short.
"When I was 18 and read Farewell, My Lovely by Raymond Chandler, the desire to write a private eye novel was firmly planted in my soul," says Thomas Kaufman. At the age of 52, Kaufman's ambition was realized.