David Steinman was a consulting expert to the U.S. National Security Council regarding the overthrow of Haiti’s notorious “Baby Doc” Duvalier that began the cascade of falling right-wing dictatorships at the end of the twentieth century. He later coordinated private support for Southeast Asian anti-Communist resistance movements. Mr. Steinman served as senior foreign adviser to Ethiopia's democracy movement for 27 years until its 2018 victory. He co-planned Ethiopia’s 2005 civil resistance and election campaign, voted that year’s “Most Important African Event” in a BBC poll, which inspired Money, Blood and Conscience.
This is the first novel from Mr. Steinman, whose non-fiction writing in the Washington Post, International Herald Tribune and on Forbes.com exposed the Ethiopian dictatorship’s human rights abuses, theft of thirty billion dollars from famine victims and hidden genocide.
David Steinman has a degree in Economics from the Wharton School. He was nominated for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize.