Mark McGinn was born in Christchurch, New Zealand, where he lives with his family. During a lengthy career working in the court system he had the privilege of witnessing some of New Zealand's finest lawyers and judges in action. Both that experience, and the psychological assessment and observation of people that are central to his business consultancy, have enriched and driven his writing. When he's not consulting to the world at work or writing, you might find him walking or on an old exercycle that looks like a dark-age instrument of torture trying to re-balance the effects of chocolate and red wine. You can learn more about Mark's other work, his thoughts about crime and crime writing at www.mcginncrime.com.