After earning an engineering degree at the University of Massachusetts, Tod Benoit spent ten years incarcerated in Corporate America, profoundly disturbed that his biography might someday mirror that of Ivan Ilych's, as told by Leo Tolstoy. In 1997, he redirected his efforts and has since spent his days on assorted far-flung adventures, from mountainbiking the Continental Divide to hitchhiking the wilds of South America. For the moment, he's moored in Lyttelton Harbor, New Zealand, aboard the sloop Mauritinia, balancing a tightrope between exhilarating enterprise and financial insolvencyBenoit, Tod is the author of 'Where Are They Buried? How Did They Die?', published 2003 under ISBN 9781579122874 and ISBN 1579122876.