"We have people tell us it would make a great movie,â€ Matt Smith tells The South Washington County Bulletin in Cottage Grove, Minnesota. â€œRight now, obviously, thatâ€™s just a dream.â€
The story line emanates from the coupleâ€™s varied backgrounds. Matt really is a clinical research associate at a pharmaceutical company (we don't know which one) and Erin is a former federal law enforcement official and FBI investigator. They'd kicked around countless story ideas, the Bulletin writes, until one day, when a story of â€œunauthorized research, unethical science and murderâ€ struck like a lighting bolt.
Thanks to their grounding in investigations and pharmaceuticals that such a story was so easy to write. "We followed the adage â€˜write what you know,â€™ â€ Erin says. The pharmaceutical industry is what Matt knows, and with itâ€™s billions of dollars and high-stakes research, itâ€™s ripe for a story like the thriller in Trials, he believes. However, he stressed the bookâ€™s intrigue is purely fiction. Well, of course.
â€œI see a lot of movies," Matt tells the ppaer, "and I think, â€˜Our (story) is better than that.â€