Marcus Sakey is the bestselling author of four novels. His latest, The Amateurs, was called “genius” by the Chicago Tribune. He attended the University of Michigan, earned two majors, both promptly ignored; collected single terms at grad schools in several states; and spent ten years in advertising and marketing, which gave him the perfect experience to write about thieves and killers.
His first novel, The Blade Itself, was featured on CBS Sunday Morning and NPR, and chosen as both a New York Times Editor's Pick and as one of Esquire magazine's "Top 5 Reads of 2007." The Chicago Tribune called his second novel, At the City’s Edge, "nothing short of brilliant." His third, Good People, came out to wide critical acclaim, with movie rights selling to Tobey Maguire.