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Author Michael GruberMichael Gruber was born on October 1, 1940 in New York City where he was also raised. He attended Columbia earning a BA in English literature. After college, he did editorial work at various small magazines in New York, and then went back to school at City College and got the equivalent of a second BA, in biology. After that Gruber went to the University of Miami and got a masters in marine biology. In 1968-69 he was in the U. S. Army as a medic.

In 1973, Gruber received a Ph.D. in marine sciences, for a study of octopus behavior. He later worked as an analyst for Metropolitan Dade County and then as director of planning for the county department of human resources.

In 1977, he went to Washington DC where he worked for the Carter White House, Office of Science and Technology Policy. He later worked at the Environmental Protection Agency as a policy analyst and also as the speechwriter for the Administrator. In 1986, Gruber was promoted to the Senior Executive Service of the U.S., the highest level of the federal civil service. That same year, Robert K. Tanenbaum contacted him and asked him to write a courtroom thriller to be published under his name. Gruber did that, and since then has also written the first fifteen novels in the popular Butch Karp and Marlene series.

In 1988 Gruber left Washington, D.C. and settled in Seattle, where he worked as a speechwriter and environmental expert for the state land commissioner. He has been a full-time freelance writer since 1990, mostly on the Karp novels, but also doing non-fiction magazine pieces on biology.

His first novel under his own name, Tropic of Night, was published in 2003.

Gruber is married, with three grown children.

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The Return
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The Return by Michael Gruber

The Good Son
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The Good Son by Michael Gruber

Forgery of Venus
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The Forgery of Venus by Michael Gruber

The Valley of Bones
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The Valley of Bones by Michael Gruber

Tropic of Night
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Tropic of Night by Michael Gruber
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Michael Gruber Bibliography


Detective Jimmy Paz Trilogy

  1. Tropic of Night - 2003
  2. Valley of Bones - 2005
  3. Night of the Jaguar - 2006

Other Novels

  • The Witch's Boy - 2006
  • The Book of Air and Shadows - 2007
  • Forgery of Venus - 2008
  • The Good Son - 2010
  • The Return - 2013

Ghost-written works for Robert K. Tanenbaum

  • No Lesser Plea - 1987
  • Depraved Indifference - 1989
  • Immoral Certainty -1991
  • Reversible Error - 1992
  • Material Witness - 1993
  • Corruption of Blood - 1994
  • Justice Denied - 1994
  • Falsely Accused - 1996
  • Irresistible Impulse - 1997
  • Reckless Endangerment - 1998
  • Act of Revenge - 1999
  • True Justice - 2000
  • Enemy Within - 2001
  • 2002 Absolute Rage - 2002
  • Resolved - 2003

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