Martin PatienceMartin Patience was a BBC foreign correspondent for more than fifteen years with postings in Jerusalem, Kabul, Beijing, Lagos and Beirut. He covered wars and insurgencies in many countries as well as producing award-winning investigations into issues such as babies being sold online in China. He studied history at Glasgow University while working at several Scottish newspapers and, later, journalism at Columbia University in New York City. Martin currently lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife and son. He is a senior producer at NPR on the Weekend Edition Show. The Darker the Night is his first book.