Thomas Waite is a bestselling thriller author whose debut novel, Terminal Value, was critically praised and reached #1 at Amazon. His bestselling second novel, Lethal Code, was also widely acclaimed. Waite is the board director of, and an advisor to, a number of technology companies, and his nonfiction work has been published in The New York Times and Harvard Business Review. Trident Code, Waite’s second Lana Elkins thriller, was published in May. Visit him online at


Thriller writers have long used the weapons and circumstances of real life to give their stories immediacy, Lately they’ve been getting some competition from memoirists.