J. F. Cronin is a retired Marine Corps general with five of his seven novels rooted in the political-military issues arising out of war. He has been a commander and has attended the top military schools. Along the way, he received a master's degree in International Relations providing an insight into political-military relations. His writing credits include a play, essays, commentaries, Op-Eds, and articles. He currently spends time in remote locations on the Oregon Coast and South Point (Ka Lae) Hawaii.