T.M. Doran, an adjunct professor of civil engineering at Lawrence Technological University, received Bachelor and Master of Science Degree from Purdue University. Born in Long Beach, California, the author has lived the great majority of his life in Michigan. An engineer and educator, he has had a lifelong passion for the mystery genre and for writing. He earned the Purdue University Alumni Achievement Award for his work in the engineering profession, was elected to the Engineering Society of Detroit College of Fellows, and was a partner in the 97-year old firm of Hubbell, Roth & Clark. He and Sherry have been married for 35 years and have four children: Angela, Brendan, Elise, and Javier (their Basque son); also, three beautiful grandchildren: Zachary, Declan, and Noah.