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John Drake

John Drake trained as a biochemist--before realizing he wasn't much good at science--and worked an anchorman for PharmaVision, a live-TV broadcast service produced by ICI Pharmaceuticals, before leaving to write full-time in 1999. His hobbies and interests include muzzle-loaded shooting, history, and politics. "Flint & Silver" was inspired by the many unanswered questions left by Robert Louis Stevenson's much-loved classic, "Treasure Island".