Jeffrey L. Diamond is an award-winning producer with forty years of experience in television news. His career began in the early 1970s at ABC News where he produced at Special Events, Weekend News, and World News Tonight, before moving to the weekly newsmagazine, 20/20. His body of work includes breaking news specials, major news-maker interviews, entertainment profiles, investigative reports on consumer products, and hundreds of crime stories. During his long career, he collaborated with some of the biggest names in the business—with anchors Barbara Walters, Charles Gibson, and Stone Phillips and correspondents Tom Jarriel, Lynn Sherr, and Deborah Roberts. After taking a break from storytelling in 1991, Mr. Diamond embarked on a decade-long journey as an executive producer—managing broadcast, cable, and syndicated programming. He created Dateline NBC in the early 1990s, ran Martha Stewart Living Television in the mid-1990s, and launched Judith Regan Television in the late 1990s. As a show runner, he oversaw million-dollar budgets; supervised hundreds of producers, writers, directors, editors, and camera crews; and planned the creative content of his programming. Mr. Diamond returned to his roots during the final decade of his career, devoting all his creative energies to producing stories, once again, for 20/20. He’s been nominated for dozens of journalism awards and has won six national Emmy Awards, two Dupont-Columbia Awards, one Peabody Award, one National Press Club Consumer Journalism Award, two CINE Golden Eagle Awards, and countless others. Mr. Diamond lives in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts, where he writes the Ethan Benson crime series. A graduate of Lehigh University, he’s married, has two sons, a daughter-in-law, two grandchildren, and a golden retriever named Bailey.
After a botched undercover operation, ex-NYPD officer Marshall Grade is living in witness protection in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Marshall's instructions are to keep a low profile: the mob wants him dead, and a contract killer known as the Dallas Man has been hired to track him down. Racked with guilt over wrongs committed during his undercover work, and seeking atonement, Marshall investigates the disappearance of a local woman named Alyce Ray.
Members of a drug ring seem to hold clues to Ray's whereabouts, but hunting traffickers is no quiet task. Word of Marshall's efforts spreads, and soon the worst elements of his former life, including the Dallas Man, are coming for him.
Written by a rising New Zealand star who has been described as "first rate," this American debut drops a Jack Reacher-like hero into the landscape of No Country for Old Men.