Who is John
Twelve Hawks? According to his
editor at Doubleday, Jason
Kaufman (who also edited The
Da Vinci Code), nobody knows
- not even Kaufman. Twelve Hawks
claims to live 'off the grid' -
meaning that he lives in such a
way that the government can't
track him - no credit cards, no
driver's license and nothing
that would allow the government
to invade his privacy.
Kaufman says 'we talk quite frequently [by phone], and I believe he always speaks with a satellite phone ... and a satellite phone is virtually untraceable.' His agent, Joe Regal, adds that Twelve Hawks uses a synthesizer to disguise his voice, so it's not even clear if he is a he or a her. '...