Doug Christi is a member of the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers and has worked as a staff writer for the Silver State Post and written over 35 short stories. The Conjurer is his first novel and the debut of U.S. Marshal Cameron Piquet, whose adventure-filled life, Doug plans to explore in a series of future novels. He has been most influenced by Edgar Alan Poe, John Steinbeck, Stephen King and John Connolly. When not writing, he enjoys coaching youth sports, restoring and repairing automobiles, mountain-biking, photography and the outdoors. He lives in Deer Lodge, Montana, with his wife and best friend, Jan.