Gary Phillips is the author of the Ivan Monk series, and is the
author of numerous novels and graphic novels. He co-edited and
contributed to the acclaimed Black Pulp, has short stories in the
upcoming Asian Pulp and Jewish Noir, and wrote Big Water, a graphic novel about the fight for that most precious of resources. A reviewer said of his novella The Extractors, about a one percenter who steals from the one percent -- "Gary never disappoints. Great plots and complex and interesting characters, McBleak being one of them." He lives in Los Angeles.