Jeff Abbott is the nationally bestselling, award-winning author of six novels of mystery and suspense. His novels have been called "exciting, shrewd, and beautifully crafted" (Chicago Tribune) and "fresh, original,intricately woven" (Publishers' Weekly). A fifth-generation Texan, he spent his childhood in Austin and Dallas with parents and grandparents who loved to tell stories. His novels include the USA TODAY bestseller and Anthony Award nominee A KISS GONE BAD; the Agatha and Macavity Award winner DO UNTO OTHERS; THE ONLY GOOD YANKEE; PROMISES OF HOME; and DISTANT BLOOD. His latest novel, BLACK JACK POINT won an Edgar Award. Jeff lives in Austin with his wife and two sons.