Jim Knights is a retired FBI Special Agent, pilot, and recruiter. He has served as a Civil Air Patrol pilot, squadron commander, and public information officer. He is an emeritus member of the Imperial Public Relations Committee of Shriners International and Shriners Hospitals for Children.  He received a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts, an M.A. from the University of Chicago, and is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Air Command and Staff college.  He made his film acting debut as an extra in the film  "You Are My Friend" starring Tom Hanks and Matthew Rhys.

A native of New England, he resides in southwestern Pennsylvania with his wife and honey bees. He has authored several published articles on law enforcement recruiting. Benjamin’s Field is his first novel.