Norm Salter wrote this based on all the good and bad situations he has seen from his experiences. He gleaned knowledge from his contacts over the years while contracting and coaching. Much of the book is based on actual events that touched his life. He compiled and tied it all together in this novel, which he hopes people can use as a resource to learn or it may be something they relate to.Norman Salter was born during the Great Depression and grew up in Livingston, Illinois. He was a diver in the U. S. Navy and had duty on a destroyer during the Korean War. Married in 1956 and has 3 children, Shrisse, Bill and Sallie Anne. Self employed as a Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning Contractor for over 40 years. Has coached high school football and girls basketball. He enjoys fishing, sports and more fishing. Norm resides with his wife of 52 years in San Diego County. Look for Norm's next book, The Last Mission, coming soon.