William Hunter is a former professional soccer player, wilderness medic, and Revolutionary War historian. Born and raised in South Carolina, he holds a BA in history from the University of South Carolina, an MA from the University of Warwick, and an MPhil, and PhD, from the University of Cambridge. Hunter has lived and worked in Scotland, England, Germany, and Switzerland, and now resides with his family in the mountains of North Carolina. He has written two bestselling spy-thrillers, and his debut novel, Sanction, was named Best Indie Thrillers of 2017 by Kirkus Reviews, Best Books of 2017 by BlueInk Review, and was a Readers' Favorite Gold Medal Book Award winner of 2018.