Jeff Nesbit was the director of public affairs for two prominent federal science agencies; a senior communications official at the White House; a national journalist with Knight-Ridder Newspapers and others; and a strategic communications adviser to science, public health, technology, and environmental non-profits and campaigns. He's the author of 19 novels. In his latest novel (JUDE
), a man aspires to ultimate wealth, fame and power. His 2012 thriller (OIL
) looked at the aftermath of a major terrorist act in Saudi Arabia.