Brian Haig spent 22 years on active duty before retiring as a lieutenant colonel in 1997 and going into private business. He graduated from West Point in 1975, and was commissioned an infantry lieutenant.
His final four years on active duty were as the Special Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, preparing all speeches, briefings, public statements, and congressional testimonies, as well as advising the Chairman on strategic, global and Asian regional issues.
His first novel, Secret Sanction, was published in the Summer of 2001, and was a national and Washington Post bestseller. His second novel, Mortal Allies, was released in Spring 2002; his third, The Kingmaker, in January 2003; and his fourth, Private Sector, in September 2003. Secret Sanction has been optioned by Nicholas Cage and his production company for a future motion picture. He now writes full-time
He has a Bachelor of Science from the United States Military Academy, a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard, and a Masters in Government from Georgetown University. His military awards include Airborne wings and the Ranger tab, two Legions of Merit, and the Distinguished Service Medal.
He lives very happily with his wife and four children in New Jersey.