“Once Bitten, Twice Die” is the bestselling debut novel from Antony J. Stanton, the first book in ‘The Blood of the Infected’ series. Stanton was born in London in 1970. Even as a child he always dreamed of becoming a published author and started to write a book. But, having watched the film ‘Top Gun,’ he was swayed into a becoming a military pilot. After no more than a glancing-blow of a career in the British Royal Air Force he decided that his long-term future lay elsewhere and became a commercial pilot, and he remains thus to this day. Hence much of this trilogy was written all around the world, generally at unsociable times when jet-lag meant that normal people were asleep.
Prompted by the death of his mother to early onset dementia, his period spent in the RAF helped him write the military aspects of this book. A kidnapping incident in Kazakhstan, a shooting in Ghana and being struck by lightning, amongst other ‘adventures’, provided him with a dark well of experience to draw from. A combination of the aforementioned, along with his love of the darker sides of literature, and the results are this novel and the next two in the trilogy.