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Daniel C. Lorti was born in New York City and spent his formative years in Englewood, NJ. After high school he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and schooled as an automatic tracking radar specialist. He attended Arizona State University where, in only three years, he graduated with a B.S.E. (summa cum laude) and an M.S.E. with honors.

He went into the aerospace industry achieving expertise in radar, particularly bistatic radar, and strategic weapons. In 1980, with partners, he founded XonTech, Inc., a company performing highly sensitive research and development for the Department of Defense and defense industry. In 1985, Lorti joined the Northrop Grumman Corporation as Chief Radar Engineer involved with airborne radar systems. The position involved international travel, interface with the European defense industry, and efforts in the Middle East. In 1995, he was appointed to President Clinton’s twenty-member Committee for Trade and Investment in Northern Ireland. He transitioned to the brokering of high-technology military systems in the Asian area from Bangkok, Thailand. In 2003, with his partners sold XonTech with over 500 employees to Northrop Grumman.

Lorti, taking stock of his background, began writing novels. He is a member of the Mystery Writers of America, the Historical Writers of America, and the International; Thriller Writers. He is a frequent speaker and panelist at the Los Angeles Creative Writing Conferences. His current passions are writing, bridge, and travel. He resides along the coast in Southern California.