Prior to a long finance career, including a 16-year stint as a senior executive and board member of a NYSE-listed company, Joseph Badal served for six years as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army in critical, highly classified positions in the U.S. and overseas, including tours of duty in Greece and Vietnam, and earned numerous military decorations. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in business and graduated from the Defense Language Institute, West Coast and from Stanford University Law School's Director College. Joe now serves on the boards of several companies. He is the author of eight published suspense novels, including "The Lone Wolf Agenda," released in 2013 and named the top Mystery/Thriller novel in the 2013 New Mexico/Arizona Book Awards competition, and "Ultimate Betrayal," released in 2014 and named the Tony Hillerman Award Winner for Fiction in the 2014 New Mexico/Arizona Book Awards competition. "Borderline" is his first mystery. He also writes a monthly blog titled Everyday Heroes, and has written short stories published in the "Uncommon Assassins," "Someone Wicked," and "Insidious Assassins" anthologies. Joe's next novel, "Death Ship," the fifth in his Danforth Saga, will be released in October 2015. Joe has written dozens of articles that have been published in various business and trade journals and is a frequent speaker at business, civic, and writers' events.