Author’s Bio

Chuck Freadhoff has spent more than forty years writing and telling stories. He started his career as a journalist and covered homicides, assassination attempts, historic events such as the return of the American hostages from Iran. Once he spent ten hours in an operating room witnessing brain surgery. Along the way, he picked up a sharp eye for detail and keen understanding of how to tell a story – write tight, stay out of your own way and don’t bury the lead. One thing he loves most about writing is the research – visiting the L.A. County Jail was almost as interesting as cruising Tijuana’s red light district at night. You can’t fake it.


After more than twenty-five years of reporting, he moved into the corporate world and is now the Director of Media Relations for a major Los Angeles-based investment management organization. He has had three previous novels published, with two landing on the Los Angeles Times bestseller list.


He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Linda, and his Labrador, Goldie


"Another terrific book by Freadhoff. It grabbed my attention from start to finish. Great story and characters. Hard to put down."

Libby Syth

"I am really looking forward to what Chuck Freadhoff does with this new book. I think 'grandfather noir' is perfect for this day and age. There are a lot of readers out there looking for a hero who is rough and ready, even if he is AARP eligible. And I'm one of them!"

Michael Connelly

Best selling author of The Poet and The Drop

"This is a terrific book — and a perfect summer read. Gripping and fast, but with a lot to say about the uneasy relationship between Southern California and Mexico. Freadhoff has been writing a lot about the City of Angels, and this is one of his very best."

Rob Long

"Plague of Iron is relentlessly suspenseful, with an emotionally-charged plot that unfolds in layers with twists, turns and double-crosses galore."

Steve Fox