Ben Sanders is the author of American Blood, Marshall's Law, and The Stakes, as well as three New Zealand Fiction Bestsellers: The Fallen, By Any Means, and Only the Dead. Sanders's first three novels were written while he was studying at university; he graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor of Engineering and now writes full-time. American Blood, his highly-anticipated American debut, published in November 2015, and the second in the series, Marshall's Law, in April 2017. His third US-set novel, The Stakes, was published in 2018. Sanders lives in Auckland, New Zealand.