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About meI am a UK-based thriller writer, film maker and screen writer. My work encompasses an entertaining mix of mystery, conspiracy, action/adventure, political and military/war genres. I was born in London and my career has encompassed a variety of roles, from soldier to technical consultant, including work on many popular films and TV shows.
I started working life in the British Army, serving throughout Cold War Europe during the 1980s where I developed a deep interest in geo-politics and current affairs, themes that continue to provide inspiration for my writing, with shady conspiracies and an atmosphere of fear shaping the mood of my thrillers.
My film work began when I answered an advert for former soldiers, after which I was chosen to work on Steven Spielberg’s Band of Brothers, alongside Tom Hanks, Damien Lewis and Donnie Wahlberg. The experience reignited my lifelong passion for film and screenwriting, and a few months later I enrolled at a London film school where I went on to make a several short films and a documentary about life on set (Band of Brothers—An Extra’s Life), using previously unseen footage.
My first novel, Invasion, grew from a film script I conceived while researching a short for the Cannes Film Festival. A military thriller, set in a world of failing western economies threatened by a united Islamic super-state, Invasion sold out its entire print run in three months. Original copies are now changing hands for over £50 online and caught the attention of a major TV producer. These themes continue in The Horse at the Gates, a political thriller set in Britain’s near future. The Arab Spring, the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood and continued public debate over mass immigration in Europe all tie in perfectly with this fast paced, provocative thriller. Dealing with highly topical and seldom explored themes and issues, I like to think my work is innovative and thought-provoking, and my style and pace have been compared to Robert Harris and Frederick Forsythe. I am currently working on my third novel, Chosen, due in Spring 2013.

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