Mark T. Sullivan is an American author who writes mystery, suspense and historical fiction novels. His fourteen published works that are written solely by him include The Fall Line, The Purification Ceremony, Triple Cross, Rogue and the USA Today and Washington Post bestselling novel, Beneath a Scarlet Sky. Born in a Boston suburb, Mark had been an avid reader as a young boy who’d dreamed of becoming a novelist. He had a decade long career in journalism working for Reuters and as an investigative reporter for San Diego Tribune before he began his writing career. In 1995 he published Hard News, a thriller based on his work as a reporter, and a year later he released The Purification Ceremony, which has been on bestseller’s lists all over the world. It was a finalist for the Edgar Allen Poe award for best novel, won the W.H. Smith Award for best “new talent” author, and was named one of the best books of the year by the Los Angeles Times. The Purification Ceremony has been translated into fourteen languages and optioned numerous times for film. Sullivan lives with his family in Montana, where he skis, hunts, and practices martial arts.