Bette changed Lawrence De Maria's author image Sunday, February 10, 2013.
Bette edited the overview of Lawrence De Maria Sunday, February 10, 2013.
A touch of Bourne, a dash of Bond and a sprig of Spenser," said John Crudele of the New York Post, adding to the chorus of media critics who have praised both the grit and humor of Lawrence De Maria's novels, saying that he is a "master" of thriller dialogue.
Following a stint in the U.S. Marines, De Maria began his career as a journalist at the Staten Island Advance, where he won an Associated Press crime-writing award. Then, as a reporter at The New York Times, his financial articles and columns, often on Page 1, headed the paper's Wall Street coverage and earned a Pulitzer nomination.
After leaving the Times, De Maria became an Executive Director at Forbes, and later filled a variety of positions in private industry. He was credited (and widely quoted) in the national media for his role in uncovering the $7 billion Allen Stanford Ponzi scheme, an experience that inspired the SOUND OF BLOOD, the first of his Jake Scarne thrillers. De Maria has subsequently published four more thrillers and mysteries: MADMAN'S THIRST, another Scarne adventure; CAPRIATI'S BLOOD and LAURA LEE, featuring investigator Alton Rhode, and HURRICANE FATS, featuring C.I.A. agent Cole Sudden. De Maria is a board member and frequent contributor at the Washington Independent Review of Books.
Bette submitted a request to combine 2 authors Saturday, February 9, 2013.
Holly J approved Booklover’s request to change the name of Lawrence De Maria Saturday, April 14, 2012.
Booklover changed the name of Lawrence De Maria Thursday, April 12, 2012.