Paul was born in London and got a scholarship to attend Alleyns School in Dulwich. He graduated from Exeter University with a degree in Economics and went into marketing. After seven years working for an advertising agency, he set up a market research agency. Five years later, its turnover had grown to £3m and he sold it to a communications group. He had to work a five-year contract as part of the sale deal and then, when that was over, he semi retired to devote more time to writing.
His first four books (the Shannon series) focus on frauds which Nick Shannon uncovers. His next book, Catalyst, is a thriller based on the machinations of the petrochemicals industry. His current series (Mercenary, Killer in Black, One Bullet Too Many and No Easy Way Out) are thrillers and feature a group of aging mercenaries who get together for one final job (and then another etc.). The fifth in the Shannon series Blue on Blue will be published on December 4th.
In his spare time, Paul is a keen bridge player and has achieved the rank of Tournament Master. Paul also works as a ‘script doctor’, reading and reporting on novels by unpublished authors. He lives in rural Essex with his wife and daughter.