Andrew Rule is a reporter who can find the story behind the story and then write it using the techniques of a novelist. He is known for writing on crime and its detection but has also covered big sporting events -- such as the London Olympics -- and major international disasters such as the Christchurch earthquake and Japan's tsunami. He has worked for three major daily newspapers and a national magazine and is currently an Associate Editor of the Herald Sun in Melbourne. He grew up with horses, has worked in stables and has had a lifelong weakness for racing. He claims to be the only Australian Journalist of the Year to have ridden a winner of a horse race.