Réal Laplaine has lead anything but a quiet composed life. From flying planes before he could drive a car - to fighting range-fires in California. He has pulled unconscious people from a burning vehicle and chased down and tackled a criminal in the middle of Hollywood. He´s looked down the barrel of a .44 Magnum aimed at his face and felt the sting of a knife to his back during a holdup. So while imagination plays a large role in his books he also writes with a sense of realism, having actually beenthere.