ABOUT ROBERT WERNLI
Robert Wernli Sr. is an international expert in the technology that weaves throughout his first two novels, Second Sunrise and Sunrise Cartel; he has chaired 18 international conferences in related technology in the U.S., Canada, Scotland, Norway, Taiwan, China and Japan. In Pop-Up, he spins off his investigative reporter in those two novels, Sam Brashly, for his own thriller along the U.S./Mexico border.
He holds mechanical engineering degrees from the University of California, Santa Barbara and San Diego State University. A former Navy qualified diver, he has spent his career developing unmanned underwater robotic vehicles and work systems. Recently retired from a Navy research center in San Diego, California, he now works as a consultant in underwater robotics and technology as president of First Centurion Enterprises.
He has co-authored two non-fiction works: a comprehensive book on CD-ROM on underwater vehicles, Operational Effectiveness of Unmanned Underwater Systems and the recently released second edition of The ROV Manual.
He lives in San Diego, California with his wife, Beverley.