I spent thirty years in the advertising industry with Australia's largest advertising agency, George Patterson, in Sydney and throughout Asia. Since retirement I have written several (non crime) books including Milli the Magpie and the Penguin Guide to Retirement Hotspots. I also paint abstract artworks combining oils and airbrushing. I have three children and five grand children and live in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs with Judy, my partner of over twelve years. The idea for my first book began on 29th July 2011 when I visited a new up market restaurant in Sydney's Kings Cross, where friends and I observed cocaine dealing going on around us despite a strong police presence in the street outside. I had also experienced a murder in my own home some years earlier. Just a week later there was an armed siege in the house next door to where I live, which to me was just further proof of how all our lives are intertwined. And I thought...'There's definitely a book in this'. This is my first attempt at a crime novel.