In 2002, Steve Kohlhagen retired as Head of Fixed Income Sales and Trading, Global Derivatives, and Foreign Exchange at Wachovia. Earlier, he was a Professor of International Finance and Economics at UC Berkeley for 10 years and then worked on Wall Street for 10 years, structuring, trading, and marketing various fixed income and derivative products, largely for Bankers Trust and Lehman Brothers. While at Berkeley, he spent several years on leave, at the Federal Reserve Board, the U.S. Treasury, and the Council of Economic Advisers. Kohlhagen has a PhD in economics from Stanford. He serves on the boards of Ametek, Inc., Freddie Mac, Gulfmark Offshore, and Reval Inc. His first two novels, Where They Bury You and its sequel Chief of Thieves, were published by Sunstone Press; his third novel, a contemporary terrorist thriller, is expected to be completed in 2016.