About GENE MASTERS
Gene Masters is a retired consulting engineer living in East Tennessee with his wife, Ruth, and two cats. They have two grown daughters, and two grandchildren. He is the author of several technical treatises, but Silent Warriors: Submarine Warfare in the Pacific was his first serious attempt at fiction; it was followed by Operation Exodus, The Laconia Incident, and, most recently, The Wounds of Jonas Clark.
After graduating from Notre dame with a BSME, Masters received a commission in the U.S. Navy, and his first tour of duty was aboard a transport in the Western Pacific. His second tour was aboard a recommissioned and updated diesel-electric submarine, the USS Angler. Later Naval Reserve assignments included the diesel-electric submarines USS Manta and the USS Ling.
After active duty, Masters earned an MBA from Columbia, and later pursued a career in engineering, serving in various companies until settling into a career as a consulting engineer. Along the way, he earned MS and PhD degrees in Engineering from the University of South Florida. He retired in 2009.