Author pic by  Ruby+Ted Photography

Author pic by Ruby+Ted Photography

Chris Allen was born in Perth, Western Australia. A former paratrooper, Chris served with the Australian Army including attachments to the New Zealand Army, the British Parachute Regiment and deployments to Africa, South East Asia and Central America. He retired at the rank of Major.

In addition to his military career, Chris led security operations for a major international aid agency in East Timor during the 1999 emergency, oversaw the upgrade of Counter Terrorism First Response measures at Sydney Airport in the wake of the September 11 attacks of 2001, and in 2003 when protestors painted ‘No War’ on the sails of the Sydney Opera House, he was headhunted to take over the protection of the iconic landmark.

In 2008 he was appointed Sheriff of New South Wales, one of Australia’s most historic law enforcement appointments. Chris now lives on the New South Wales south coast with his wife Sarah and their sons, Morgan and Rhett.

Chris Allen
Chris takes you on an intense ride... The reader gets a vividly clear image of the intrigue and intensity of a story so well told, it feels real.
— Lieutenant Colonel Evan Williams, Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment