Troy Bond attended Trinity University, Texas and Northern Iowa in English Literature. He is a native Iowan, but spent years on both coasts and traveling extensively overseas. His writing career began as a script reader and researcher at Columbia Pictures. His one-act play "Shades of Grey" was a finalist at the Seattle Director's Festival.
British agents select Dalton Scott, an American expat, for a special assignment: He must travel to a distant Indian palace and uncover clues to the murder of his friend, Oxford professor Paul Ross--by pretending to be Dr. Ross--while uncovering the mystery behind the "Text of Akbar".