David Carter is a retired tax accountant. These days he spends his time buying and selling antiques and collectables and one day he may actually make a profit. He also enjoys playing chess and reading. His favourite author is Bernard Cornwell, but he also enjoys many more historical and other writers. He lives near the picturesque Port Noarlunga and Christies Beach in Adelaide, South Australia, and is fortunate to live near one of the best wine regions in the world.