Joseph Reid is the author of the Amazon Charts-bestselling Seth Walker series (TAKEOFF, FALSE HORIZON, and DEPARTURE) as well as the new thriller THE LOCK BOX.

Joseph’s first career was as a research marine biologist, studying all manner of sharks including great whites. After receiving biology degrees from Duke University and the University of California at Davis, Joseph left science for Notre Dame Law School. For nearly twenty-five years, he has worked as a patent litigator, trying million- and billion-dollar cases for litigants ranging from individual inventors to Fortune 50 companies.

While still a practicing lawyer, Joseph turned to writing fiction in his spare time. Joseph’s first novel TAKEOFF, featuring electrical engineer-turned-air marshal Seth Walker, was selected as an Amazon First Reads pick and has garnered over 27,000 reviews and ratings across Amazon and GoodReads. After two more successful installments in the Walker series, Joseph turned to his love of heist stories to create his new novel THE LOCK BOX, which was released in 2024 under the pen name Parker Adams.

Reid lives in San Diego with his wife and children.

“A blazing new talent in the action-thriller arena.”
—Bestselling author Raymond Benson