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Chris Berg and Paul James Smith
Except for a short stint living in New York City, Chris Berg has lived on the left coast all his life. After graduating with his B.S. from San Jose State University, he found his true calling and in 1977, he became the third generation of his family to sign on as a lawman. The graveyard shift suited him just fine, and it was there he joined the ranks of the Night Police. He worked as an evidence technician, long before CSI was a thing, and as a detective, his assignments included Vice and Intelligence. But it was his posting as an undercover narcotics agent that fit him best. With hundreds of narcotics investigations under his belt, he became a field training officer for up-and-coming undercover detectives. He filled in the career gaps testifying as a court-certified "expert witness" in narcotics and dangerous drug investigations throughout the west. After an injury forced his early retirement, his new corporate job routinely took him to places like Malaysia, Dubai, Moscow, Rio de Janiero, and Beijing. It led him to associations with the UK's MI5 and MI6 intelligence services and work with most of America's alphabet agencies. He even spent a frigid All Saint's Day in a very eastern European city "drinking well" with a couple of mysterious ex-Stasi operatives. In 2017 he teamed with his real-life Night Police partner Paul James Smith, lighting the fuse for the next big challenge. The Night Police, the first novel in the series, is the result. He and his wife Janet now call northern California and Boston home. Their daughter, currently in grad school, is likely the fourth generation of law enforcement in the family—not counting Finnegan, her first horse, who retired from the United States Park Police! He also keeps up with his passions: baseball, fishing, and all things cooking and BBQ, not necessarily in that order.