Despite the fact that Great Britain has been unable to produce a car that can be driven all the way across a shopping mall parking lot without major engine failure, Americans think that anything British is really terrific.
Nb. This was written many years ago, before foreign companies bought all English manufacturers. German engineering has greatly improved most brands, especially by replacing Lucas electronics. Anyone that has owned an English car will recall this brand, well-known as the "inventor of darkness", because cars lights failed regularly.
Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.