GREGORY J. WALLANCE  is a lawyer and writer in New York City. He is the author of Papa's Game, about the theft of the French Connection heroin, which received a nonfiction nomination for an Edgar Allan Poe Award (The New York Times: “a colorful account [and] an inside look at an interesting, if ugly, period in the history of law enforcement.”); Two Men Before the Storm: Arba Crane’s Recollection of Dred Scott and the Supreme Court Case That Started The Civil War (The Boston Globe: “an evocative historical novel”); and America’s Soul in the Balance:  The Holocaust, FDR’s State Department, and the Moral Disgrace of An American Aristocracy  (Jewish Book Council: ''An important contribution to the debate surrounding the Roosevelt Administration and the politics of rescue. Reads like a thriller'').  He has traveled to countries on several continents on human rights missions for, among others, Amnesty International and Helsinki Watch, was a producer of the HBO film Sakharov, starring Jason Robards and Glenda Jackson; has written op eds for national publications, including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times,  USA TodayThe Chicago Tribune,and the Wall Street Journal, has appeared as a commentator on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, C-SPAN, and NBC's The Today Show, and is currently a Contributor for The Hill.