Bill Branon

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Bill Branon
Born Connecticut
Occupation Author, novelist
Nationality United States
Period 1992-present
Genre Military science fiction
Subject Thrillers
Notable works Let Us Prey

Bill Branon, from Hartford, Connecticut, is a novelist and former Naval medical officer and weapons expert best known for his thriller Let Us Prey.


After graduating from Harvard, where Branon played on the school's baseball team as a pitcher,[1][2] he entered the U.S. Navy via Officer Candidate School. He retired at the rank of Captain after 23 years of service. While in the service, Branon worked as a dentist, including in forensic dental work.[3]


In 1992 at age 52, he self-published the book Let Us Prey. It was reviewed and listed on The New York Times "Notable Books of the Year,"[4] which caught the notice of mainstream publishing houses. After a bidding war among publishers, it was picked up by HarperCollins and published under the same title, making it into the Book-of-the-Month Club.[5] PEOPLE magazine, after the book was re-released, published a review in 1994.[6] He went on to write "Devils Hole" and "Spider Snatch." A book about a fictional coyote was his fourth book.[7]

In 1994, he moved to Las Vegas from Southern California with his wife Lolly. "There are more stories per square inch in Las Vegas than anywhere else. It has a vibe to it," Branon told the Las Vegas Sun in a February 1999 interview.[8]

Branon was included in a 2002 article in the Las Vegas Review-Journal about celebrities who live in the Las Vegas Valley.[9]


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