"J.T. Patten" has worked for the government and military community in support of national defense and policy. He has a degree in Foreign Language, a Masters in Strategic Intelligence, graduate studies in Counter Terrorism from the University of St. Andrews, and numerous expertise certifications in intelligence analysis, forensics, fraud, and financial crime investigations.
An avid reader of Vince Flynn, Lee Child, Tom Clancy, and Nelson DeMille, Patten wanted to take the traditional blackops hero and make him more realistic through fallibility, family balance, PTSD, and moments of self-doubt.
J.T Patten's [fictional work] does not constitute an official release of CIA information. All statements of fact, opinion, or analysis expressed [in the SAFE HAVENS novels] are those of the author and do not reflect the official positions or views of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) or any other U.S. Government agency. Nothing in the contents should be construed as asserting or implying U.S. Government authentication of information or CIA endorsement of the author's views. The material [SAFE HAVENS novels] has been reviewed for classification.