Stephen Fulcher was born and bred in Coventry. He joined the police force in 1986 and rose through the ranks to become a detective superintendent, working for Sussex CID, Special Branch at Gatwick and the Force Intelligence Bureau before joining Wiltshire Police in 2003. During his time in the force he helped solve countless major crime cases, leading many as the senior investigating officer, and received three crown court commendations and one chief constable's commendation. He holds a master's degree in applied criminology and police management from Cambridge University. Having now left the police force, Steve works with UK government agencies, training local police officers in political hotspots such as Libya and Somalia. This is his first book.