Ian Welch was born and educated in New Zealand. After briefly studying accountancy and commercial law he turned his attention to agriculture.He started an agricultural contracting business and progressed to owning several livestock farms. His business interests moved on to city based businesses. He has travelled extensively before opting for a quieter lifestyle in the idylic Bay of Islands. Writing has never been on his must do list, it happened more by accident. His first foray into writing came as a contributor to a local publication. Now with time on his hands he sat down to explore this passion. Target -Prendergast Uncovered is his second novel.Writing has suddenly transformed from a hobby into an obsession.