A former producer with Wisconsin Public Radio, John Desjarlais teaches journalism and English at Kishwaukee College in northern Illinois. His first novel, The Throne of Tara (Crossway 1990, 2000), was a Christianity Today Readers Choice Award nominee, and his medieval thriller, Relics (Thomas Nelson 1993, 2009) was a Doubleday Book Club Selection. Bleeder and Viper (Chesterton Press, 2009 and 2011 respectively) are the first two entries in a contemporary mystery series. The third title, Specter, is forthcoming. Blood of the Martyrs (2012), a short story collection, is available at Amazon Kindle Select. A member of Mystery Writers of America, he is listed in Who's Who in Entertainment and Who's Who Among America's Teachers.