Tom Murphy, after graduating from Harvard College, served as an Intelligence Analyst in the G-2 of Berlin Command in Germany. After returning to America he went into the advertising business, first as a Creative Supervisor at the J. Walter Thompson Company. An enthusiastic skier, cook and gardener, he is restoring an 1838 row house in Brooklyn, New York. Murphy's other novels include: "Sky High", "Aspen Incident", "Lily Cigar", "The Panther Throne", "Auction!", and "Appetites".