Dan Santos lives near the source of peaceful Rock Creek, Maryland. Ironically, the peaceful woods around the creek inspired scenes of incredible violence during the fictitious ascendance of the first dictatorship in America. He finished the Insurrection trilogy in 2016 and is hard at work on a totally different story about a dog.

Well known in US diplomatic circles for his inspired reporting on revolutions, blood diamonds and international catastrophes, his dispatches were also a call to action for Washington leaders. The Santos prose gritty visuals were convincing and compelling, moving diplomats and sometimes troops into action, and always punctuated by compassion and common sense. Compassion and understanding inspired the story of Blitz, coming in 2018.

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