Michael D. Roberts was thirty years old and had been with the Cleveland Plain Dealer for seven years when he co-wrote this book. In 1966 he received the Ohio Associated Press Award for exposing a forged Rembrandt painting. He reported on assignment from Vietnam, the Middle East, and the newspaper’s Washington Bureau. He joined Cleveland Magazine in 1972 and served as editor for 17 years. He works in public relations and regularly writes for several publications.