Robert K. Wilcox is an author, journalist, and screenwriter. He first viewed the shroud in Italy as a religion editor. His subsequent book Shroud was published in 1977. In addition to writing for newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and National Geographic, he is the author of, among other books, Scream of Eagles, Japan's Secret War, Wings of Fury, First Blue, and, most recently, Target: Patton. He has written or been a story editor for numerous television shows, and, because of his nonfiction, has appeared on the History Channel, Oliver North's War Stories, Fox News, and many other television and radio programs. He lives in Los Angeles.