Martin Suter was born in Zurich in 1948, and lives with his wife in Spain and Guatemala. He has worked as an advertising copywriter, and has written articles for GEO magazine and numerous screenplays for films and the television, as well as a weekly column, 'Business Class', in the Weltwoche newspaper. he is the author of five novels. Small World was published by Harvill in 2001, and A Deal with the Devil was a No. 1 Swiss best-seller and winner of the 2007 Friedrich-Glauser Prize for the best new crime novel. His books are published in twenty countries. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.