Tim Tigner is a former Green Beret and Soviet counterintelligence specialist who switched from espionage to arbitrage after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Addicted to reading thrillers since 1994, he has been writing bestsellers since 2004. Tim's globe-trotting career moved him to Moscow in the midst of Perestroika, then to Brussels during the formation of the European Union, before landing him in Silicon Valley as a startup CEO. He holds an MBA in finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, a master's degree in international studies from the University of Pennsylvania, and a bachelor's degree in philosophy and mathematics from Hanover College. He lives with his wife and their two daughters in the San Francisco Bay Area.