Rory has a passion for thrillers. "I love reading about men and women facing the ultimate test under fire - and I love writing about them. It must be in my blood."
Born in Dover, Kent, and raised in various outposts of the world while his father served in the Royal Navy, he grew up hungry to become a writer.
He worked for many years as a national newspaper journalist. But always dreamed of switching to novel-writing - and on moving to Norfolk in 2007 found the perfect spot to achieve his ambition.
"I believe my history has given me a keen understanding of valour and the stoicism of those in peril - whether from enemy agents, at sea, in the air, or in the battlefield".