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Christopher Newman

Christopher Newman

Born in San Francisco, California, Christopher Newman wrote the first draft of his third published novel, Manana Man, while in residence in Cali, Colombia his senior year in college. At 27, he moved to New York City, working as a trim carpenter for five years in Manhattan before publishing his first Joe Dante novel, Mid-Town South, in 1985. When that title met with considerable commercial success, his publisher convinced him to turn his protagonist into a series character. Eight more Joe Dante novels followed, all making various national best seller lists. Mid-Town North, published in 1991, was nominated for an Edgar Allan Poe Award by the Mystery Writers of America. Chains of Command, left unfinished at the time of best-selling author William Caunitz' death in 1998, was completed by Mr. Newman at the estate's request. It was named a 1999 New York Times Notable Book of the Year.

Praise for Christopher Newman

“HARD HITTING, SUSPENSEFUL. NEWMAN REALLY KNOWS THE TERRITORY”
—William Caunitz, author of ONE POLICE PLAZA and SUSPECTS (Lt Joe Dante Series)

“JOE DANTE IS ONE OF THE BEST OF THE MODERN MANHUNTERS, AND HE GETS BETTER IN EVERY BOOK.”
—Donald E. Westlake (Lt Joe Dante Series)

“NEWMAN IS ONE OF THE BEST IN THE BUSINESS.”
—William J. Caunitz (Lt Joe Dante Series)

“LIEUTENANT JOE DANTE'S NEW YORK SIZZLES.”
—Lawrence Block (Lt Joe Dante Series)

“NEWMAN PROVES ONCE AGAIN THAT HE CAN WRITE A GREAT STORY.”
—W.E.B. Griffin (Lt Joe Dante Series)

“Captures the raw edge of the N.Y.P.D. and the seedy, fast-paced world of Fashion Avenue.”
William Caunitz, author of ONE POLICE PLAZA (Knock-Off)

“CHRISTOPHER NEWMAN WRITES CRISP, LEAN, ACTION-FILLED BOOKS WHICH UNFAILINGLY WHIRL THE READER ALONG TOWARD THEIR TAKE-NO-PRISONERS CONCLUSIONS.”
—PETER STRAUB (Lt Joe Dante Series)

KILLER IS A KILLER. JOE DANTE IS ONE OF THE BEST OF THE MODERN MANHUNTERS, AND HE GETS BETTER IN EVERY BOOK.
—Donald E. Westlake (Killer, Lt Joe Dante Series)

“NEWMAN WRITES CRISP, LEAN, ACTION-FILLED BOOKS WHICH UNFAILINGLY WHIRL. THE READER ALONG TOWARD THEIR TAKE-NO-PRISONERS CONCLUSIONS.”
—Peter Straub (Hit and Run, Lt Joe Dante)