Michael A. Kahn, a graduate of Amherst College and Harvard Law School, is a trial lawyer and award-winning author. He wrote his first novel on a challenge from his wife Margi, who got tired of listening to the same answer whenever she asked him about a book he was reading. Not bad, he would say, but I could write a better book than that. Then write one, she finally said, or please shut up. So he shut up, and then he wrote one. He has written short stories, several Rachel Gold novels, and another novel, "The Mourning Sexton", under the pen name Michael Baron. In addition to his work as a lawyer, he is an adjunct professor of law at Washington University in Saint Louis. Married to his high school sweetheart, he is the father of five and the grandfather of, so far, four.