A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Tom Gething received a B.A. in English literature from the University of Arizona in 1975. After a year teaching in Mexico, he earned an MBA and spent a career in international business before pursuing fiction writing in earnest. Under a False Flag is his first novel. Though primarily based on historical research, the novel builds on his experience living, working and traveling in Latin America. He has also published stories in the Soundings Review, the Barcelona Review, and other publications. He lives with his wife and a rambunctious Labrador retriever in the Seattle area.