Photo credit:  Shawn Miller

Photo credit: Shawn Miller

About Todd

Todd Moss, formerly Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, draws on his real-world experiences inside the U.S. Government to bring to life the exhilaration—and frustrations—of modern-day foreign policymaking.

Todd is currently Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Development in Washington DC and a nonresident scholar at Rice University’s Baker Institute. In addition to the Ryker thriller series for Penguin’s Putnam Books, he is the author of several non-fiction books on international affairs. Todd holds a PhD from the University of London and a BA from Tufts University. He lives in Maryland with his family.


About the ryker series

The Golden Hour was originally inspired by the August 2008 coup d’état in Mauritania when Todd was dispatched by Secretary Condoleezza Rice to negotiate with the junta leader General Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz. (See first photo in the list below.)


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