High School of Music & Art, Manhattan
Cornell University (B.A., Honors in English)

Articles published in Look, Ladies Home Journal, Playboy, Penthouse, Oui, QuestSaturday Evening Post. Won Playboy award in 1980 and 1983 for best article.

Short stories published in Saturday Evening Post, Playboy, Playgirl, Cornell Review, Paris Review.

Guest lectures given at Kansas University, University of Texas, Southampton College, Akademie der Kunste (Berlin), Bavarian State Museum of Art (Munich), California Palace of the Legion of Honor (San Francisco), Lawyers Club (New York), Friars Club (New York). Taught Creative Writing at UCLA Extension School in 1962-63.

Two documentary films written for CBC-TV (Canada) in Spain and Morocco.

Special correspondent for NBC-TV in Israel, 1956. Special correspondent for McGraw-Hill, Inc. at United Nations in 1965 and in Israel for the Six-Day War in 1967.

Wrote teleplays for Bonanza, Dick Powell Anthology, Route 66.

Wrote unproduced screenplay for Spencer Tracy.

Wrote Versus the IRS, a play produced in 1981 by the John Drew Theater of Guild Hall, East Hampton, New York (Equity production).


On a Darkling Plain. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1956. London: Wm. Heinemann, 1957.

The Losers. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1958. London: Wm. Heinemann, 1959. Also published in four European countries.

The Valley. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1962. London: Wm. Heinemann, 1962. Also published in Germany, Holland, Sweden, and the USSR.

The 38th Floor. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1966. London: Wm. Heinemann, 1966. Also published in seven European countries.

Death Freak. New York: Summit Books, 1979. London: Michael Joseph, 1980. Also published in seven European countries and Japan.

The Sleeping Spy. New York: Athenaeum, 1983. London: New English Library, 1984. Also published in five European countries and Japan.

Tom Mix and Pancho Villa. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1982. London: Macdonald, 1985. Also published in Spain, Mexico, Sweden, Holland, and Japan. Dramatic rights property of Nelson Entertainment.

The Angel of Zin. New York: Stein & Day, 1985. London: Hodeer & Stroughton, 1985. Also published in Japan, France, Holland, Sweden, and Israel.

Trial. New York: Summit Books, 1991. Literary Guild selection. Readers Digest Condensed Book Club. Also published in Japan and Europe. Produced as an NBC-TV mini-series in May 1992, starring Beverly D’Angelo, Jill Clayburgh, and Peter Straus.

Final Argument. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1993. Literary Guild alternate. Doubleday Book Club, Reader’s Digest Condensed Book Club. Published in Japan and Europe.

The Spring. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1997. Made into a TV movie by NBC.


Howard Hughes: The Autobiography. London: John Blake Publishing, 2008.

Worth Living For. London: Collins, 1959. Written with Eva Bartok. Also published in Germany and France.

Spy. New York: Macmillan, 1968. London: Macmillan, 1968.

Fake!. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1968. London: Wm. Heinemann, 1969. Also published in seven European countries and Japan. Currently under option to Film & Music Entertainment, London. Reissued in Spain: Norma Editorial, 2008

The Battle of Jerusalem. New York: Macmillan, 1970. London: Macmillan, 1970. Also published in Japan, Israel, and Italy.

The Hoax. Published in Germany, France, Holland, and Sweden. Published in the USA by Zebra Books as What Really Happened. Reissued in 1981 by The Permanent Press, Sag Harbor, NY, as The Hoax. Made into a feature film starring Richard Gere in 2007. Reissued in 2007.

Daddy’s Girl: The Campbell Murder Case, Houston, 1982-1987. New York: Summit Books, 1988. Literary Guild selection. Also published in Japan and Europe.

Rights to all books are owned by the author