Mark Bouton earned degrees in sociology and law, then joined the FBI, nabbing killers, kidnappers, and bank robbers across America for 30 years. He played a key role in nailing the Oklahoma City bombers. He uses his background in tracking down real criminals to write mystery/suspense novels. He has four published novels, Max Conquers the Cosmos, Max Unlocks the Universe, Cracks in the Rainbow and The Second Savior. The Max cosmic mystery series features a former FBI agent turned PI who solves crimes using his knowledge of the workings of the universe. The other novels show two LAPD homicide detectives solving murders and conspiracies. He has also written a non-fiction book entitled How to Spot Lies Like the FBI. Bouton lives on a cattle and horse ranch north of Topeka, Kansas, where he does chores, writes, reads, lifts weights, plays electric guitar, and contemplates the known universe.