The Curse of the Crimson Dragon Piazza, TonyCategory: Crimson DragonRyan was a pilot, and a damn good one at that. Accepting an honorable discharge, he began a charter service in Hawaii, where he thinks he has found peace in paradise - that is, until government agents approach him. A fission scientist has gone missing while on Maui, and they are sure the Third Reich is behind it. Confident of Ryan's abilities and his knowledge of the islands, they ask him to discover what happened. This is only the beginning of an adventure that takes Ryan across three islands, facing larger-than-life dangers and ruthless adversaries, ever racing toward the brink of a horrifying discovery that could turn the course of the war and change the face of freedom for the entire world. Tony Piazza is a Sisters in Crime member and author of the mystery, Anything Short of Murder. Set in 1930s Hollywood, that novel was his personal homage to the pulps and motion pictures of that era. He has had a long and varied career. He was employed in the film industry for 10 years during the 1970s as an actor, extra, and stand-in. During that time he worked with such legends as Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, Clint Eastwood, and Karl Malden. He earned a biology degree in 1980 and worked in scientific research at University of the Pacific, and University of California San Francisco and for the Pathology Department at San Francisco's Veteran's Administration Hospital. As a biologist, he co-authored several research papers published in scientific journals. He now lives with his wife on the California central coast, where he is employed as an assistant quality assurance manager, and he dedicates his spare time to what he enjoys, writing.