‘I decided to pen the first book of the Frank Ryder series, ‘Paths of Courage’, and subsequent books, after watching world events unfold depicting confrontation between nations, the dramatic rise of terrorism and from reading the intriguing stories of international intelligence agencies.

I wanted to depart from the many intricate spy/terrorist novels that often involve intrigue centred within the confines of European and Middle Eastern cities and create a simplistic theme of man against the elements.’