Rick Jones was born and raised in the Boston area and moved to Las Vegas in the early eighties where he graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a degree in English. He is retired from law enforcement and currently resides in Las Vegas where he writes fulltime. Rick Jones is also the bestselling author of the Vatican Knight series, which is in pre-development to become a television series through Amber Entertainment with Ileen Maisel (Dangerous Liaisons and The Golden Compass) acting as producer. He is also the bestselling author of the psychological thriller, FAMILIAR STRANGER; and the bestselling action/adventure series, THE CRYPTS OF EDEN, THE MENAGERIE and THE THRONES OF EDEN, CITY BENEATH THE SEA and THE SACRED VAULT. He has also collaborated with author Rick Chesler on GAME OF DRONES. The first three books in the Vatican Knights series in Germany, published as Die Ritter Des Vatikan for Luzifer-Verlag, have all been on the bestseller charts becoming #1 on Amazon for Political and Military Thriller. To date, Rick Jones has sold more than 300,000 ebooks worldwide.