Jim Marrs is an award-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author. After graduating from the University of North Texas with a degree in journalism, he worked for and owned several Texas newspapers before becoming an independent writer. He is the author of several books, including Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy, which is the basis for the Oliver Stone film JFK. His current New York Times bestselling books include The Trillion-Dollar Conspiracy and The Rise of the Fourth Reich. He is a frequent guest on several nationwide radio talk-show programs and television programs.