RIGHT NOW I’M IN THE MIDDLE OF: Finishing a new novel in my Algy Temple series, and a thriller with a Bahamian locale, and preparing for my talk on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Westerly Public Library.
BORN, RAISED & GREW UP IN: Pawtucket.
FAVORITE WAY TO SPEND MY TIME: Traveling with my wife, Regina.
PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: Other than marrying Regina and being the father of three great children, founding my law firm Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP in 1988.
I’D LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED FOR: Giving back to my community in terms of participation in civic and charitable organizations.
TOP ON MY BUCKET LIST: Finishing some of the novels that I have in outline form.
ALWAYS IN MY POCKET: Photo of Regina and our three children.
WHAT I WANTED TO BE WHEN I GREW UP: U.S. Senator from Rhode Island.
EXPERIENCE THAT HAS INFLUENCED ME THE MOST: Service in US. Army in Vietnam.
FAVORITE AUTHORS: P.D. James and John le Carré.
I AM READING: “The Gods of Guilt” by Michael Connolly.
I AM LISTENING TO: 60son Sirius Radio.
FAVORITE MOVIE: “The Talented Mr. Ripley.”
FAVORITE TV SHOW: “Downton Abbey.”
FAVORITE PET: Bennie, our late cairn terrier.
FAVORITE FOODS: Veal. No matter how it’s cooked; Saugys hot dogs, New York System weiners.
TIME I SPEND A DAY ON FACEBOOK: My publisher and agent keep telling me: “more.”
TRAIT I MOST ADMIRE: Honesty.
PET PEEVE: Dishonest public officials.
FAVORITE QUOTATION: “Know when to hold them; know when to fold them,” — Kenny Rogers.
MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT OUR LITTLE CORNER OF THE WORLD: The shoreline and the people.
CANT LIVE WITHOUT: Exercise.
LITTLE KNOWN FACT ABOUT ME: I am more than a passable cook.
BEST ADVICE I EVER RECEIVED: Attend Providence College and Harvard Law School.
ADVICE I BEST LIKE TO GIVE: Go for it.
IF I RULED THE WORLD I WOULD: Put Putin in his place.
IF I WON THE LOTTERY, THE FIRST THING I WOULD DO WOULD BE TO: Take a year off for travel in Europe and Asia. Give the rest away to a good cause.
I DRIVE A: White 2014 Lincoln and 2006 Red Mustang convertible.
I WISH I DROVE A: 1948 Buick convertible.
ALWAYS IN MY FRIDGE: Klondike Bars.
IF I COULD HAVE DINNER AND A CONVERSATION WITH ANYONE IN THE WORLD I WOULD ASK: Pope Francis.
— Interview conducted and edited by Nancy Burns-Fusaro.