British thriller writer Adam Hamdy knows a thing or two about pandemics. Prior to becoming an author, he worked in the medical industry, developing expertise in pandemic response. Early in the current Covid-19 pandemic -- after seeing what was unfolding in Wuhan -- he took to Twitter to warn people of what was to come. Hamdy's new novel Red Wolves -- the second novel in the Scott Pearce series -- follows disgraced MI6 agent Pearce as he uncovers a chilling plot to get Americans hooked on a synthetic opioid, and it has seen the writer go deep behind the scenes -- including visiting high-security prisons and meeting with far right groups -- in the name of research. He joins the show to discuss Red Wolves and how his own life experiences have shaped his writing.