J.A. Walsh worked in intelligence and counter-terrorism after the 9/11 attacks and has been advising the U.S. military on energy security strategies since 2014. He has degrees in Russian, English literature, and Environmental Law. "Purpose of Evasion," released in 2019 (4.5 stars on Amazon), was hailed as "a great spy book...timely and entertaining." The Real Book Spy said “Walsh’s book isn’t quite like anything else in the genre…authentic characters…original plot…authenticity bleeds through each and every page.” "Out of Kindness," due in 2021, is an international crime thriller for fans of James Lee Burke’s Dave Robicheaux, Jane Harper’s Aaron Falk, Henning Mankell’s Kurt Wallander, Ian Rankin’s Jon Rebus, and the novels of Agatha Christie and Ruth Rendell. All of J.A. Walsh’s novels feature plot elements related to the author’s own interests. Careful readers will pick up references to baseball (especially the Dodgers), soccer, marathoning, and whisk(e)y." All of J.A. Walsh’s work can be found at his website, jawalsh.com.