“The author brings his valuable insights and experience to a chilling story of outsiders living among us

…characters struggle to exist in a world where the slightest mistake, or no mistake at all, can doom everyone they love. …the story is driven by their fear of the most repressive regime on earth, and its reach, even into the USA.”

–Larry Bond, New York Times bestselling author of Lash-Up (Forge Books, 2015)

“Paul H. B. Shin wraps an engaging tale of espionage and intrigue around a failed marriage in his new international thriller, Half Life.

With sure-footed prose and vivid characterization, Shin takes readers inside the paranoid claustrophobia of North Korea’s political world, where even high-ranking diplomats live in c onstant fear. With North Korea's nuclear arms program as a backdrop, the eminently believable and thoughtful plot will have readers wondering if they're looking at tomorrow's news. A well-wrought debut.”

–Jim DeFelice, #1 New York Times bestselling co-author of American Sniper (William Morrow)