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Ross Thomas


USA flag (1926 - 1995)

aka Oliver Bleeck

Before he began writing novels in 1965, Ross Thomas was a reporter, foreign correspondent and public relations executive in the United States, Europe and Africa. He was the author of over twenty novels including the award-winning COLD WAR SWAP. He died in 1995.
 
Awards
Edgar Awards Best Novel winner (1985) : Briarpatch


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