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Alan L. Moss is a unique and emerging voice in the thriller genre. His novels spin sophisticated tales of conspiracy, love, sex, and subterfuge.
Alan's writing draws upon Ph. D. research capabilities and many years in Washington, D.C. as a federal Chief Economist, Congressional Fellow, and Adjunct Instructor at the University of Virginia's Northern Virginia Center. In 2002 he put his government career aside and moved to a quiet town on the Jersey Shore to pursue his writing. He has penned five books, two political thrillers, a novella, and two nonfiction works. After years of politics and bureaucracy, Alan has found the freedom of writing an intoxicating and satisfying calling.
Two distinguishing features of Alan's novels are involvement with significant national and international issues and remarkable settings. His latest novel, Insidious Deception (March 2013 by Whiskey Creek Press) is an eye opening political thriller presenting a unique Middle East peace initiative promoted by international conspirators to launch a U.S. Senator into the White House. Seeking unprecedented riches by cornering the market for rare earth minerals, the conspirators take advantage of a brilliant university professor with dreams of parlaying the Arab Spring into a Middle East region of democracy, peace, human rights, and prosperity.
In a rare leap from fiction to fact, the novel's Middle East proposal was a subject of discussion at February's Middle East Dialogue 2013 in Washington, D.C. The conference was sponsored by the Policy Studies Organization of the American Political Science Association. A dramatic vehicle in the world of fiction was transported into the hard realities of international relations.
A sequel to Alan's new novel, Surviving The Endgame, is nearing completion and is previewed at the end of Insidious Deception along with provocative book club issues ripe for exploration.
Alan's debut novel, Island of Betrayal (April 2010 by Gauthier Publications) tells the story of a Washington economist who travels to the South Pacific to administer public wage hearings. His efforts to raise the wages of a poverty stricken people threaten to block the payoff required by an international conspiracy to sell an untested stem cell cure for diabetes on the black market. The economist gets involved with the wrong woman, is framed with a dastardly crime, and flees from the police, returning to the South Pacific to unravel the conspiracy and get revenge. According to the Midwest Book Review, 'Island of Betrayal is an exciting thriller that will entertain for hours.'
Turning to Alan's nonfiction work, in May 2008 Praeger Publishing released Selling-Out America’s Democracy. The book shows how special interests, through their lobbyists and the U.S. system of campaign financing, have denied a majority of the American population the policies they seek and have led the nation into a period of decline. The book includes telling interviews of Washington insiders and a four-part plan to restore the U.S. democracy. Copies are available at www.amazon.com and other web book sites.
Alan is a member of the Authors Guild, International Thriller Writers, American Political Science Association, and National Association of Forensic Economists.