Lisa Brackmann has worked as an executive at a major motion picture studio, an issues researcher in a presidential campaign, and was the singer/songwriter/bassist in an LA rock band. She still takes pride in her karaoke-ready repertoire of bad pop hits and an embarrassing number of show tunes. Getaway (Soho Press May 2012), a thriller set in a sunny-but-sinister Puerto Vallarta in the grips of powerful drug cartels, has made several Best of Summer lists and was an Amazon Pick for May. Her debut novel, Rock Paper Tiger (Soho Press 2010), set on the fringes of the Chinese art world, was on several “Best of 2010” lists, including Amazon’s Top 100 Novels and Top 10 Mystery/Thrillers, and was nominated for the Strand Magazine Critics Award for Best First Novel. Her next novel, a sequel to Rock Paper Tiger, will be out in 2013. A San Diego native, she lives in Venice CA.