How did you get involved with “24” and how extensively were you involved?
One of the creators called my agent in New York and asked if I would be interested in writing for the show. Writing the novels comes first, so while I was very flattered, there was no way I was going to move to L.A. We reached an agreement that I would be hired as a story consultant. I spent a week with the creators and writers where we broke out the story line for the first third of season five. It was an absolute blast. Watching the way Joel Surnow and Bob Cochran worked together was amazing.