The author hails from a modest working-class background with minimal early education. Joining the Royal Air Force as an airman in 1980, Paul Hart took steps to make good on his chequered early life. Commissioned in his early twenties against all odds, he went on to a varied nineteen-year career in the RAF, leaving in the rank of squadron leader. Working in an intelligence role and with the British Army, the author has a perspective which brings life to his fiction writing. Subsequent career manifestations include being a hotelier and owning a successful commercial estate agency. Taking early retirement, he now resides in Inverness, Scotland, with his wife, Mandy, and between bouts of golf and various forms of exercise, he has turned his hand to putting pen to paper (figuratively).