J. Todd Scott
J. Todd Scott was born in rural Kentucky and attended college and law school in Virginia, where he set aside an early ambition to write to pursue a career as a federal agent. His assignments have taken him all over the U.S and the world, but a badge and gun never replaced his passion for books and writing. He now resides in the American Southwest, and when he’s not hunting down very bad men, he’s hard at work on his next book.
His debut novel, The Far Empty, was published June 7, 2016 by Penguin Random House – G.P. Putnam’s Sons. His next, High White Sun, followed in 2018. His latest novel is 2020’s Lost River, which introduces a new character, DEA Agent Casey Alexander, and centers on the opioid crisis in small-town Kentucky. His books have received acclaim from publications including Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, and the Houston Chronicle.