Marc Rainer is the pen name for Charles ("Chuck") Ambrose, Jr. He is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, and is a former Air Force JAG Circuit Prosecutor and former federal prosecutor in Washington, D.C., and in Kansas City, MO. In his more than thirty years of experience, he has tried hundreds of both military and federal (civilian) major cases, including prosecutions of homicide cases, federal conspiracy trials, and mafia and other organized crime prosecutions. He weaves scenes from his investigative and trial experiences into the plot lines of his novels, which have been hailed by those in the criminal justice fields for their realism. His first novel, “Capital Kill,” has been an Amazon #1 bestseller in the kindle store for mystery series novels, and his fifth novel, “Death Votes Last,” won 1st place in TopShelf Magazine’s 2019 book awards for general fiction. His seventh book in the series, "The Grinding Wheel," has been a #1 bestseller in the kindle store's Courts section. He has co-authored a manual on how to try murder cases, which was published by the American Bar Association's Criminal Law Section. He lives in a suburb of a major northwestern city with his wife, a retired Special Agent of the Air Force's Office of Special Investigations (OSI), and their three rescue dogs. His web page may be found at www.marcrainer.com.