Peter Albano was born in Los Angeles, California and educated at the University of Southern California. With the exception of military service, he has lived his entire life in Southern California. A full-time writer since 1983, he is the author of fifteen novels. A widower, he lives on the Palos Verdes Peninsula with his daughter and her three sons. He finds time for daily weight training and tennis. Swimming is also a favorite recreation. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1946, participating in some of the bloodiest landings in the Western Pacific. This background prepared him for the writing of his historical novels. No more authentic combat descriptions can be found in American letters. He is published in English, Japanese, Russian, and Hebrew.