Todd Moss is chief operating officer and senior fellow at the Center for Global Development a Washington DC think tank, and an adjunct professor at George Town University. From 2007 to 2008 he served a deputy assistant secretary of state and was responsible for diplomatic relations with sixteen West African countries.
When he left the State Department he decided to write novels. He did so with fictional State Department crisis manager Judd Ryker. His first novel was entitled The Golden Hour; his new novel is called Minute Zero.