I had temporarily withdrawn The Witch Hunters from sale because a reader had suggested there may be legal difficulties with some aspects of the story (I’m intentionally vague). On reflection, and considering recent events, I have decided the view was groundless, driven by scruples.
All satires draw from events in society and focus on the behaviour of people, people often in responsible positions. But drawing on people and events is not necessarily to focus on particular people and events, unless the writer makes it explicit. The Witch Hunters targets social and political trends and attitudes.
If anyone thinks they are represented in my story, they have a guilty conscience, or their imagination is working overtime, or they have feelings of self-importance, or all three.