At thirty-seven, James Phelan is the bestselling author of twenty-five novels and one work of non-fiction. From his teens he wanted to be a novelist but first tried his hand at a real job, studying and working in architecture before turning to English literature, spending five years at a newspaper and obtaining an MA and PhD in writing. James has published five thrillers in the Lachlan Fox series: FOX HUNT, PATRIOT ACT, BLOOD OIL, LIQUID GOLD and RED ICE, as well as the ALONE trilogy of young adult post-apocalyptic novels for Lothian Children's Books and a thirteen-book series for Scholastic. Jed Walker was first introduced in THE SPY, which was followed by THE HUNTED and KILL SWITCH. James lives in Melbourne.
Melbournian Phelan gives British thriller writer Lee Child a run for his money * Weekend West * Vivid and suspenseful ... If you like espionage novels with plenty of grunt you can't go past it * SMH * Melbourne-based author James Phelan continues to redefine the often stale and cliche ridden political thriller genre ... The genre is in safe hands - Phelan proves again that intelligent thriller is not necessarily an oxymoron * Bookseller & Publisher on Blood Oil * Phelan has mastered the art of action-packed international espionage fiction. Fans of Clancy, Ludlum, Deighton, etc will find themselves quickly sucked in * The Age on Red Ice * An absolute must-read for fans of Clancy, Ludlum et al * Bookseller and Publisher on Patriot Act * Walker's so hard he's got muscles in his spit * West Australian *