Writing fiction has become Tony (Neil A.) Holtzman's second career. In 2002 he retired as Emeritus Professor from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine where he was Professor of Pediatrics and core faculty of the Institute of Genetic Medicine. One of his books, Proceed with Caution: Predicting Risks in the Recombinant DNA Era (Johns Hopkins Press, 1989) was favorably reviewed in The New York Review of Books and another that he co-wrote, Promoting Safe and Effective Genetic Testing in the United States (Johns Hopkins Press, 1998) has since formed the basis for national policy. Axton Landing is his first novel. Holtzman has spent summers in the Adirondacks for the last fifty years and has climbed most of the forty-six peaks over four thousand feet and canoed many rivers and lakes. During the winter he has snow-shoed and cross-country skied there. He has participated in writers' workshops at Stanford University (online), New Mexico State University, and the Adirondack Center for Writing, of which he is a member. He is also a member of the Desert Writers in Las Cruces, New Mexico.