Max McCoy is an award-winning author and journalist. He’s written four original Indiana Jones adventures for Lucasfilm, the critically acclaimed thriller The Moon Pool, and the Hellfire western noir trilogy. Damnation Road, the last book in the trilogy, won the 2011 Spur Award from the Western Writers of America for Best Novel. Hellfire Canyon, the first book in the series, also won the Spur and was named a Kansas Notable Book. Max wrote the novelization for Steven Spielberg’s epic miniseries, Into the West.His books have been published by Random House, Simon and Schuster, and Kensington. He is an associate professor of journalism at Emporia State University.