Author Q&A with Stephen England
Author Q&A , Latest Posts / October 10, 2011

Stephen England (website) is the prolific write of Pandora’s Grave (my thoughts). The book is a very interesting thrill ride and I was interested how Mr. England came up with the idea, his research and writing process. Q. How did you come up with the idea to write about Pandora’s Grave? A.The potential of a nuclear-armed Iran is undoubtedly one of the greatest threats to the security of the Middle East and the world as a whole. My idea in Pandora’s Grave was to push aside the nuclear weapons and focus on the idea of biological terrorism. Biological weapons are both cheaper and easier to manufacture than nukes, and they can hardly be characterized as less deadly. In Pandora’s Grave, the focus is not so much on the casualties, but the fact that this attack, against the al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, serves as a trigger that will ignite the region and lead to world war. As for the idea that the terrorist group Hezbollah would serve as Tehran’s cat’s paw, well that’s obviously taken from life. Q. Why did you choose to write a counter-terrorism thriller? A. I’ve always had the desire to write—always toyed with the idea of writing…

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