R. J. Dillon
According to the bio on his website: "R.J. Dillon is a full-time professional writer who was born in the North West of England.
His books, set in the devious arena of spying, particularly ‘black operations’, shine a revealing, sharp, authentic light into the dark corners of espionage. He has also revisited his past for a volume of personal, reflective poetry – Midnight’s Revolution – and as a professional historian, his History on British television for Manchester University Press remains a leading textbook for studies in visual history.
When he’s not writing, researching or travelling, he has tramped the hills on and off challenging trails. Now he concentrates on coastal walks. He is an accomplished photographer, devours biographies and non-fiction."