(Sniper Elite #2)
Rad-Reader: Are all the characters on Gil’s team based on men and women that you have met over the years?
Scott: Yes. The characters are definitely based mainly on SEALs that I have got to know personally, and those that I have met through social interactions.
Rad-Reader: Is Gil loosely based on some of the men you met at the bar in the prologue to “Sniper Elite?”
Scott: Definitely. Gil is the embodiment of several SEALs I have known-most of whom were snipers. The individual I described in the beginning of Sniper Elite was a SEAL that I met in Coronado that had been wounded multiple times in a firefight and stayed in the battle until medivac'd for treatment. This is the "Never Quit" attitude that Gil represents.
Rad-Reader: How difficult is it for you to find out about Black op missions and then change parts for your stories?
Scott: Really not difficult at all. It adds to the fun of writi…