About the Author

Irvin B. Wells, III, a native of Southwest Virginia, and a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, was a Special Agent of the FBI for 26 years. He served in five field divisions and at FBI Headquarters on two occasions, gaining investigative experience in the criminal field and in foreign counterintelligence (counter-espionage). At the time of his retirement he was Special Agent in Charge of the Norfolk Virginia Field Division. After that career he founded and operated Wells and Company, Inc., an investigative and consulting firm with private and corporate clients nationwide. For a number of years Mr. Wells was also an advisor for the U.S. Treasury, working abroad intermittently providing advice and counsel to law enforcement and government officials in the former Soviet Republics; the Balkans; and in five countries in Africa, including South Africa. He provided technical assistance in a number of other countries as well. He and his wife have traveled in Africa and extensively in Europe.

Mr. Wells wrote professionally throughout his career and creatively (poetry, articles and short stories) as a hobby. Women of Summer, his first novel, was informed in part by his FBI experience.

He and his wife, Sue, live in Virginia Beach. They are proud of their two grown sons, their daughters-in-law and three granddaughters who reside in Richmond, Virginia.