“I READ YOUR BOOK WITH GREAT RELISH”

I was curious–and maybe you were, too–to find out how Plague would be received by the real-life inspiration for the novel’s protagonist, Richard Wainwright.

The inspiration for Richard came from an old high school friend of mine, Steve Miller. Steve, or more formally, Robert S. Miller, carved out a high-profile and extremely successful career for himself as a rescuer of distressed corporations. He later authored a very well-written memoir of his adventures in corporate America called The Turnaround Kid.

The “Kid” is now retired–well semi-retired, I suspect; I doubt Steve will ever fully kick back–in Florida.