David A. Vise is the bestselling author of four books. He spent over twenty years at the Washington Post, where he won the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Journalism for a four-part series on the Securities and Exchange Commission during Ronald Reagan’s presidency. The award-winning series became the basis for Eagle on the Street (1991), coauthored with Steve Coll. Vise’s other books include New York Times bestseller The Bureau and the Mole (2001) and national bestseller The Google Story (2005), which was published in more than two dozen languages. He currently serves as a senior advisor to New Mountain Capital, a New York–based private equity firm.