David Bishop is a business man who has owned and operated numerous businesses across diverse industries. He is the co-author of the first edition of Valuation for M & A: Building Value for Private Companies (Wiley 2001). He has been a featured speaker before leading business and government executives in the U.S. and in countries throughout the world, and is a sought after consultant. Bishop has published many technical articles in leading valuation, legal, accounting, and financial journals. For the last several years, Bishop has focused on writing fiction. The Third Coincidence is his first novel. Bishop resides in Augusta, Georgia.