Mark Henshaw was born in Virginia, and has been loath to leave her ever since. Having grown up in the midst of so many rich historical sites, he developed a keen interest in American history, particularly that of the 18th and 19th centuries, and has been known to lead tours of civil war battlefields.
Henshaw earned a bachelor's degree in Political Science and two masters degrees, in Business Administration and International Relations, respectively, from Brigham Young University. He also graduated from the Sherman Kent School's Advanced Analyst Program.
Since graduating, Henshaw's professional ventures have comprised of fifteen years serving as an analyst for the CIA, and he has never found a reason to change. In that time, he's earned no less than eighteen Exceptional Performance Awards, as well as the 2007 Director of National Intelligence's Galileo Award for innovation in intelligence analysis.
Henshaw's writing career began with the 2012 publication of his novel Red Cell. Since then, he as written three more books in the series.
Henshaw currently lives in Leesburg, Virginia, with his family.