Barry Eisler

Barry Eisler's bestselling thrillers draw on his experience in a covert position in the CIA and on his time as a technology lawyer and startup executive in Silicon Valley and Japan. His latest, Inside Out (Ballantine, June 29), is about black sites, ghost detainees and those missing CIA interrogation videos. Eisler lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and, when he's not writing novels, blogs about torture, civil liberties and the rule of law.

Torture Talisman, Torture Taboo Torture Talisman, Torture Taboo

Many Americans realize that torture doesn't work—but want to believe in it anyway.

Jun 22, 2010 / Barry Eisler