Al Lester was born in Nelson, the youngest of four children. Throughout his life, Al has played rugby, golf, softball and indoor basketball at representative level, and enjoyed the thrills of hunting and skydiving. He is the author of three previous hunting titles: Hunting in the Raw (2003), A Bum in the Bush (2004) and A Hard Shot in the Hills (2006). He joined the New Zealand Police at age 25, and was eventually promoted to Detective Sergeant. He Lives in Christchurch.