is a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist, William Deitrich’s
non-fiction has been widely used in university classes and his
fiction has been sold into twenty-eight languages. The Dakota
Cipher is his third book in his Ethan Gage series.
William Dietrich grew up near Puget Sound in the shadow of Mount
Rainier, and like so many writers of the Pacific Northwest, it is
geography, a sense of place, and the natural and human environment
that flows through his writing. The influence of dramatic landscapes
on people infects not only his non-fiction but his novels, set in
Antarctica, the Australian Outback, the barbarian fringes of the
Roman Empire, the sands of the Middle East, or frontier America.