John Burley is the award-winning author of The Absence of Mercy, which was honored with the National Black Ribbon Award recognizing a fresh, new voice in suspense writing. He attended medical school in Chicago and completed his emergency
medicine residency at University of Maryland Medical Center and Shock Trauma in Baltimore. He continues to serve as an emergency medicine physician in Northern California, where he lives with his wife, daughter, and Great Dane.
Books:The Quiet Child, August 2017
The Forgetting Place, February 2015
The Absence Of Mercy, November 2014