Jay Brodell has a 50-plus-year career as a daily newspaper reporter and editor and has seen human greed and crime up close. He worked in the New York metro area, Venezuela and Colorado, and he and his wife started a weekly newspaper and later a successful online daily newspaper in San José, Costa Rica, that is approaching its 17th birthday. He authored a 1983 non-fiction book for those seeking to purchase and operate a newspaper business. He also is a tenured journalism professor and amateur archaeologist. He and his wife now live in Georgia but continue as owners of A.M. Costa Rica and associated newspaper titles in Latin America.