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About The Author
Retired Major and former Paratrooper Chris Allen explodes onto the action thriller scene with his literary brainchild Intrepid, featuring elite agent Alex Morgan on a series of life-and-death black ops for Interpol. His heart pounding stories, borne from hard-won experience, are fast earning their place on the shelves alongside other servicemen-turned-thriller writers like Andy McNab, Alistair Maclean, Jack Higgins and Frederick Forsyth. More on Chris Allen.
The act of writing stories can be less than glamorous – it’s more endless cups of tea and crumbs piling up on the keyboard in a darkened room (aka my writing mancave) than back-to-back launches and book signings with pen poised and a glass of red by my side.
Those days when I am holed up in the mancave, churning out chapters of the latest Alex Morgan espionage adventure as fast as my clumsy two-finger typing skills can manage, I’m not consciously thinking about what makes a cracking thriller. It’s creating my own mix of preferred reading and viewing tastes, past experiences, a reasonable dash of instinct, and an intense need to extract the story from my head and get it onto the page. Then, of course everything is honed during the editing process with my publisher.
Once the books are put out into the world, there does seem – on reflection – to be some shared elements I recognise between my work and those of the other thriller writers I have grown up enjoying.