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Todd MossTodd Moss, formerly the top American diplomat in West Africa, draws on his real-world experiences inside the U.S. Government to bring to life the exhilarationãand frustrationsãof modern-day foreign policymaking. The Golden Hour was originally inspired by the August 2008 coup d'_tat in Mauritania when Todd was dispatched by Secretary Condoleezza Rice to negotiate with the junta leader General Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz.

After Todd left the State Department at the end of 2008, he created Judd Ryker and started writing, in the early mornings before his kids woke up, a novel about an army takeover in Mali. In a twist of fate, just weeks after Todd completed the first draft of The Golden Hour, the real President of Mali was overthrown in a coup. Within days, the northern half of the country was overrun by Tuareg separatists and Islamist extremists, a threat to Africa and the world that was only ended by a French military invasion in early 2013.

Todd is the author of several non-fiction books, including African Development: Making sense of the issues and actors, a primer used by leading universities. He is also an adjunct professor at Georgetown University and has taught at the London School of Economics (LSE) and at the University of London's School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). He holds a PhD from SOAS and a BA from Tufts University. The Golden Hour was his first novel.

Todd is currently Senior Fellow and Chief Operating Officer at the Center for Global Development, a think-tank in Washington DC, and lives in Maryland with his family.

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Ghosts of Havana
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Ghosts of Havana by Todd Moss

Minute Zero
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Minute Zero by Todd Moss

The Golden Hour
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Moss, Todd | Ghosts of Havana | Signed First Edition Book Moss, Todd | Ghosts of Havana | Signed First Edition Book

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Todd Moss Bibliography


Judd Ryker Series

  1. The Golden Hour - 2014
  2. Minute Zero - 2015
  3. Ghosts of Havana - September 2016

Non-Fiction

  • Adventure Capitalism: Globalization and the Plitical Economy of Stock Markets in Africa - 2003
  • African Development: Making sense of the issues and actors - 2007
  • The Governor's Solution: How Alaska's Oil Divident Could Work in Iraq and Other Oil-Rich Countries) - 2012
  • Oil to Cash: Fighting the Resource Curse through Cash Transfers (with Caroline Lambert and Stephanie Majerowicz) - 2015

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