Silent Strike (Author Interview)

Silent Strike looks like a great suspense thriller.  How many books are set to be in the series?  
The series could have dozens of books. Troy Stoker, MD and the other characters have unlimited potential for stories and adventures.

How did you come up with the story in Silent Strike?  
We wanted to write a second story after we had success with our first book, American Jackal. We wanted to take our character, Troy Stoker, into a world where he took on a higher challenge. Of course, our lead author is a doctor, so you know we’re going to come up with medical intrigue. And while Silent Strike is fiction, we want to tap into the realities that confront our great nation.

What will readers get out of your book?
We all read because we want a story to give us an adventure and rouse our intellect. Our book will take readers into the mind of a gritty, hard-hitting psychiatrist as he goes from Mexico to Chicago and beyond to confront the schemes of evil men. The plot weaves in the medical and biological worlds with international tensions and conflicts.

What inspired you when writing Silent Strike?   
The desire to write a great story always inspires us. We’re motivated by the aspiration of putting that story into the hands of people who want to read their way into an adventure. Then we want to make readers ask themselves, “Could this really happen?”

When did you decide to become a writer?
We teamed up as a writing duo in 2013. Dr. Bandettini had some life experiences that we exaggerated into huge tall tales to become our first thriller novel, American Jackal.

When writing Silent Strike did anything stand out as particularly challenging?  
We have immense respect for Iranian people living in Iran, here in America, and in other parts of the world. It is always challenging to celebrate the people when you are pointing out the aggressions and intentions of their government.

What do you like to do when not writing?
We have day jobs. Dr. Bandettini works as a psychiatrist in South Dakota and Matt works in community relations at a hospital in Arizona.  Even with our jobs and writing careers, we still find time to do some cycling and spend rejuvenation time outdoors.

Where can readers find out more about your work?
At Dr. Bandettini’s Amazon author page: