After qualifying and practising as a veterinary surgeon, Dr John Bartlett transitioned to human healthcare. He has held senior positions in several multinational pharmaceutical companies and was closely involved with the research, devlopment, marketing and launch of products. John has a keen interest in history and travel and the Double Blind plot plays out in several countries and locations which he has visited. A portion of the novel takes place in South Africa where he lives with his wife Geraldine. In addition to John's veterinary qualification, he also hold a BA degree in History and Economic History, and an MBA.