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  • Writer's pictureMike Mackay

Leading Up To The Discovery

Scam at Five Mile Road follows Jack on a new assignment that seems straightforward, find missing money, but after a string of near misses, he finds that someone is willing to kill to keep their secret. What were some sources that informed the development of this novel?

This is based on true events which happened in the automotive component industry.

I did a lot of consulting in this industry and was the one who uncovered what was going on.

What scene in the book did you have the most fun writing?

The one where I am leading up to the discovery.

As it was a true event and clear in my mind, getting that same clarity across to the reader was fun.

What were some challenges you set for yourself as a writer with this book?

To get a better balance, with dialogue and description without losing My Voice.

What is one surprising way you’ve seen Jack Rhodes’ character develop in this book?

Jack’s sense of justice is heightened due to the killings that occur.

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