“The TAKERS books were by far the most fun to write. We had characters that –at least to us — seemed perfectly normal who we could throw into completely outrageous situations and know that they would somehow stumble through and save the day. Did we see them as counterparts of Jerry and Sharon? Looking back, I think we took little pieces of ourselves and gave those pieces to Josh and Fanny but we pushed them way beyond our comfort zones. They also had a lot more money to play with.” – Jerry Ahern.