Brian Thiem is the author of Red Line, Thrill Kill, and Shallow Grave (2017) (Crooked Lane Books). In his previous life, he spent 25 years with the Oakland Police Department, working Homicide as a detective sergeant and later as the commander of the Homicide Section. In addition to homicide, he worked patrol, vice narcotics, and special operations (SWAT), retiring as a Lieutenant. He’s also a veteran of the Iraq War, and retired from the Army as a Lieutenant Colonel after 28 years of active and reserve duty. He has an MFA in Creative Writing and lives in South Carolina.