Rick Pullen is author of three political thrillers, Naked Ambition, Naked Truth and The Apprentice. He is a retired magazine editor and investigative reporter and former member of the Folio 100—the 100 most important people in magazine publishing. In 2015 he was runner up for magazine editor of the year. His novel Naked Truth was a 2019 finalist for the Silver Falchion Award. Rick is a dedicated Parrothead and he likes nothing more than a cold beer, a Padron cigar and sand between his toes.