Dr. Varadaraj (Raj) Velamoor was born and raised in Hyderabad, India, a large, multi-ethnic and multi-lingual city, where he graduated from medical school in the seventies. He completed his post-graduate training in psychiatry in the United Kingdom, before moving to Canada. During his almost fifty-year career, he has practiced in different countries all over the world, including, England, Canada, the United States, New Zealand and Bermuda, and received Fellowships from professional bodies in Canada, Britain and the United States. His approach to clinical practice, research and teaching reflect his training and life experience in a multitude of diverse cultures and health care systems, and his life long interest in examining the intersection between the biological, psychological and social realms of human behaviour. He has published over a hundred scientific papers, including book chapters and monographs, which have been widely cited and recognized in his field for clearly and cogently describing the results of his observations on a wide variety of topics. This is his first venture into fiction writing. He lives with his wife, Suhasini, in Toronto, Canada. In his spare time, he loves to write poetry, play golf, read history and fiction, and follow current affairs.