Sunday, September 16, 2012

Dead End Deal by Allen Wyler

Welcome to The Wormhole!
It is my pleasure to feature: Allen Wyler and Dead End Deal.
I hope you enjoy the interview:

? When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
Hard to say. It was an unscratched itch that my career choice of medicine kept me from alleviating. I seemed to be one of those unattainable desires until one day I figured what the hell, start to work on it. There was no epiphany moment.

? How many jobs did you have before you became a writer?
From high school through residency I was 100% goal-directed at medicine. Still am. Being a writer was done in parallel.

? How long does it take you to write a book?
Impossible to say because I always have about three concepts brewing either in the back of my mind, or more formally, on paper. And then there are always the rewrites, line edits etc before the book is actually done. Probably from concept to finished product, about a year and a half.

? What would you say is your most interesting writing quirk?
Not sure I have quirks. For me writing just hard work.

? Where do you get your ideas or inspiration for your characters?
From people I encounter in daily life. Being a physician gave me ample opportunity to see some real characters.

? How do you decide what you want to write about?
Of the concepts brewing, I select the one that seems to be the most developed and would have the most general appeal.

? What books have most influenced your life?
Marathon Man and Vertical Run were the two thrillers that cemented me into the genre.

? What are you reading right now?
Funny you should ask. It’s a sci-fi by Richard Morgan. I don’t read much sci-fi but this was recommended to me by a friend whose tastes are similar to mine, so I started this one. Really enjoying it.

? What do you like to do when you are not writing?
My wife and I have a beautiful Japanese style garden that requires a ton of attention. I’m also into digital photography and amateur radio. I’m very geeky.

? What is your favorite comfort food?
Buffalo Wings.

? What do you think makes a good story?
Tons of suspense in a story line that keeps moving like a freight train.

? Who would you consider your favorite author and why?
John Sandford. Love his style and characters. Read everything he’s done.

Fun random questions: 
  • dogs or cats? Dogs. No question.
  • Coffee or tea? Coffee.
  • Dark or milk chocolate? Dark.
  • Rocks or flowers? Flowers
  • Night or day? Day
  • Favorite color? Black for clothes. Silver for cars.
  • Crayons or markers? Markers
  • Pens or pencils? Fancy mechanical pencils. 
Dead End Deal by Allen Wyler

Amazon Product Description:
World renowned neurosurgeon Jon Ritter is on the verge of a medical breakthrough that will change the world. His groundbreaking surgical treatment, using transplanted non-human stem cells, is set to eradicate the scourge of Alzheimer’s disease and give hope to millions. But when the procedure is slated for testing, it all comes to an abrupt and terrifying halt. Ritter’s colleague is gunned down and Ritter himself is threatened by a radical anti-abortion group that not only claims responsibility, but promises more of the same. Faced with a dangerous reality but determined to succeed, Ritter turns to his long-time colleague, corporate biotech CEO Richard Stillman, for help. Together, they conspire to conduct a clandestine clinical trial in Seoul, Korea. But the danger is more determined, and more lethal, than Ritter could have imagined. After successful surgical trials, Ritter and his allies are thrown into a horrifying nightmare scenario: The trial patients have been murdered and Ritter is the number one suspect. Aided by his beautiful lab assistant, Yeonhee, Ritter flees the country, now the target of an international manhunt involving Interpol, the FBI, zealous fanatics and a coldly efficient assassin. Dead End Deal is a fast paced, heart-pounding, and sophisticated thriller. Penned by master neurosurgeon, Allen Wyler—who often draws from experience and actual events when writing—Dead End Deal is unmatched as a technical procedural. Its medical and scientific details can impress even the most seasoned medical practitioners. And yet, the fascinating expertise is seamlessly woven into a riveting plot, with enough action and surprises to engross even the most well-read thriller enthusiast. A smart, unique, page-turner, Dead End Deal delivers.
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(Astor + Blue Publishing)