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two blue wildebeests grazing in front of a setting sun and a biplane on landing approach


Iain Burns, pilot, safari guide, and arm-chair philosopher, is watching Zimbabwe crumble and his bank accounts dwindle. His future is uncertain and a tad bleak. So, when he gets the call from his former commander to avenge the honor of a famous journalist, he sees a chance for a well-deserved pay-off, even if it means making a risky return to coup-ridden Comoros.

Dr. Till Hansen is double Board Certified in Internal Medicine and in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism. He has a special interest in the early and aggressive treatment of diabetes type 2 and pre-diabetes. He has been educating other physicians about the new diabetes medications for the last decade all over the United States and even internationally. He retired from private practice in 2022 after 20 years in order to write full-time. 

​He is also a commercial pilot and paraglider. He has a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. He is fluent in German, Spanish, and English. He is a Certified Financial Planner and a Chartered Financial Analyst.  

My Story

      Till Hansen is a double board certified physician. He has a wide range of non-medical interests. In 2001, he flew as a first officer for Pacific Wings, which was a regional, scheduled part 135 carrier based on Maui. He has one thousand hours of flight time and a commercial pilot license, with single and multi-engine, land and sea ratings. He received his Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do in 1997 and is currently a student of Wing Chun. He is currently working on his second novel, set in France during World War Two. He was born in Germany and has lived in South Africa, Colombia, and all over the United States. He is fluent in German, Spanish, and English. He obtained his certificate as a Certified Financial Planner in 1998 and his charter as a Chartered Financial Analyst in 2004. He taught financial literacy to high school seniors for 4 years. He is married to Sonya Hansen MD who is a Board-Certified Specialist in Obesity Medicine. He and his wife have homes on Maui and in Cape Town, South Africa, and travel extensively.

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