About the Author

chip1Chip Wagar is a practicing attorney in New Orleans where he has lived since 1976. He grew up in the Adirondacks region of upstate New York in Glens Falls as the oldest of four children. He attended the Austro-American Institute in Vienna during his college years at the George Washington University where he was graduated in 1976 with a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs. At George Washington University and the Austro-American Institute, Chip studied Central and Eastern European politics and history including the Soviet Union.

After graduation from college, Chip came to New Orleans to attend Tulane University School of Law from which he was graduated cum laude in 1979. By then, he had developed what proved to be a life-long attachment to the City of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast Region where he has lived ever since. Chip Wagar has been a civil litigation trial lawyer for over 30 years and now concentrates his practice in medical malpractice and products liability. He lives in New Orleans with his wife, Cheryl Nolan Wagar, and has two adult children, Will and Sarah.

Both The Carpathian Assignment and Chip Wagar’s previous novel, An American in Vienna, take place in the period and location of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire, a place he has traveled in and studied for many years.

Check out Chip Wagar’s military history podcast series, Killing Time.  This is for non-military listeners who would like to learn about famous battles and military campaigns that changed the course of history.



Video Trailer

  • The Carpathian Assignment

    At once a thrilling detective yarn and intriguing back story to Bram Stoker's Dracula, The Carpathian Assignment immerses readers in the rich setting of the Hungarian kingdom at the end of the nineteenth century, a nation in which science and logic clash with centuries of cultural conviction and superstition.