IN THE COMPANY OF KILLERS is “an exceptional adventure thriller” (Publishers Weekly)…”Nail-biting. Nerve shredding. The immensely talented Bryan Christy” has “John le Carré talent” (New York Times)…”A Gem” (Booklist)…Starred Review (Kirkus)…Riveting (Lisa Scottoline)…Indispensable (C.J. Box). “I’m a huge fan of your work” (Trevor Noah).
Bryan’s non-fiction book THE LIZARD KING (Twelve) is currently in production, A24 Films.
Before turning to fiction, Bryan founded and led the Special Investigations Unit at National Geographic, the institution’s first criminal investigations effort. His innovative Results-Oriented Reporting (ROR) technique led to the arrest and prosecution of “the Pablo Escobar of Wildlife Trafficking,” the defrocking and removal of a pedophile monsignor in the Philippines, the exposure of corruption in South Africa’s rhino horn industry, locating an Interpol Red List target operating in the Vietnamese timber trade, and the largest multiyear investigation ever undertaken by National Geographic into elephant poaching and the ivory trade. His elephant work is credited with helping to convince China to close its ivory market, saving tens of thousands of elephants.
Bryan has worked as an Explorer Series TV presenter, a documentary film presenter (Warlords of Ivory, Battle for the Elephants), chief correspondent and director of Special Investigations for National Geographic, an educator, and public speaker. He has lectured for law enforcement and investigative journalism programs around the world. Before turning to writing, he was an international policy lawyer in Washington, DC, a whitewater kayak instructor, a NASCAR team consultant (Joe Gibbs Racing), a CPA, and a funeral home apprentice.
He was a Fulbright Fellow to the University of Tokyo Law School, and has won numerous awards for his work, including Rolex Explorer of the Year from the National Geographic Society and Wildscreen’s Panda Award, Best Presenter, the industry’s top prize.
He is a National Geographic Society Explorer and an Explorers Club Fellow. His education includes University of Michigan Law School, Tokyo University Law School (Fulbright Scholar), Cornell University’s FALCON Program, Pennsylvania State University, and time at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop under James Alan McPherson.