Mark Chisnell was previously a professional sportsman and has won awards as a sports broadcaster and for his accounts of maritime adventure. He's written for some of the world's leading magazines and newspapers, including Esquire and the Guardian. One of his greatest personal achievements was hitch-hiking to Mount Everest base-camp in Tibet. In training shoes.

Mark began by writing adrenaline-fuelled and suspenseful accounts of round-the-world racing. When he moved to fiction, he used his experiences as a sportsman and his background in journalism to weave chart-topping tales filled with intrigue, danger, romance and characters that take the reader on an incredible page turning journey.

Mark currently lives in Europe with his wife and two young and unbelievably energetic sons - whenever he gets a couple of minutes peace he can usually be found reading a Lee Child novel.