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Los Angeles-native Aaron Philip Clark is a novelist and screenwriter best known for his acclaimed fourth book Under Color of Law. The 2021 Winner of the Book Pipeline Adaption Contest, Clark is a prolific author of mystery, crime thriller, and noir, having written three previous titles: The Science of Paul, A Healthy Fear of Man, and The Furious Way.

Clark pursued a career in higher education, then joined the Los Angeles Police Academy as a recruit officer. However, his dream of becoming a detective was derailed after suffering a life-changing injury. On his road to recovery, Clark returned to his passion for writing and continued his literary career, which he had set aside. During his recovery, he published his third novel, The Furious Way.

In 2020, amid the pandemic, Clark completed his fourth novel, Under Color of Law, and received a two-book deal with Thomas & Mercer, an imprint of Amazon Publishing. Clark is currently an instructor for the UCLA Extension Writing Program, where he teaches courses in novel writing and crime fiction.

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