Contributing author: A.C. Frieden

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ISBN 0974793469

Contributing author: A.C. Frieden

A.C. Frieden (aka André Frieden) is an international author and lawyer living in Chicago. Born in Africa and raised in India, Switzerland and the U.K. before moving to the U.S., he carries his global experiences into his novels. He served in the Swiss Army as a marksman and later received undergraduate and graduate degrees in molecular biology in Texas, followed by a Juris Doctor in New Orleans, Louisiana. He also studied law at Moscow State University law school in Russia and at the Vienna Juridicum in Austria and worked as a legal analyst for the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. In 1997, André moved to Chicago to obtain an LL.M. in intellectual property law and to begin his legal career. He worked for two major law firms over several years before taking his current position as senior intellectual property counsel with Follett Corporation, North America’s largest educational services company.

His background as a molecular biologist, attorney, private pilot, martial artist and army sniper comes together in his legal/espionage thriller Tranquility Denied (Avendia Publ., 2006), set in Moscow and New Orleans, and in his spy mystery Canvas Sunsets Never Fade (Avendia Publ., 2004). His short story appearing in SIN is adapted from his upcoming thriller The Serpent’s Game (to be released Dec. 2009). In addition to writing fiction, he served as a freelance writer for Accenture and writer/editor for other organizations. His works have appeared in numerous professional publications, including the National Law Journal, BNA International periodicals and IICLE books. He also teaches media law at Columbia College Chicago and is working on two political thrillers, the first one following extensive investigative travel in 2007 in Argentina, Bolivia, Mexico, Uruguay, and Venezuela, and the other in Vietnam in 2008.


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