Pete Brewton teaches journalism and law at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. The author of the bestseller The Mafia, CIA and George Bush, he is an award-winning journalist with 15 years reporting experience at the Houston Chronicle and the Houston Post. He practiced law in Houston for five years.
Pete Brewton holds a Bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Rice University, a Master’s degree in astronomy from New Mexico State University, a Master’s degree from the American Graduate School of International Management, and a law degree from the University of Texas. He travels frequently to help with his mother’s working cattle ranch in Lampasas County. 
Brewton has won more than 20 reporting awards, including a Katie Award from the Dallas Press Club, first place in public service from the Texas APME, and the PEN Center USA West Literary Award. 
He is the author of the book The Mafia, CIA and George Bush, which is based on his investigations of powerful Texas businessmen, politicians, and their connections to the savings and loans scandals of the 1980s.
Brewton also explores the relationship that George H. W. Bush had with Ted Shackley - best known for his involvement in CIA "Black Operations", Carl E. Jenkins, Paul Helliwell, Rafael 'Chi Chi' Quintero and Thomas G. Clines. 
Pete Brewton, The Mafia, CIA and George Bush, 1992 ISBN 1561712035