According to the bio on his website: "EDWARD WILSON is a native of Baltimore where he attended the same high school as Dashiell Hammett. He went on to study International Relations on a US Army scholarship and served as a Special Forces officer in Vietnam. He received the Army Commendation Medal with ‘V’ for his part in rescuing badly wounded Vietnamese soldiers from a minefield. His other decorations include the Bronze Star and the Combat Infantryman’s Badge.
After leaving the Army, Wilson became an expatriate and gave up US nationality to become a British citizen. He has also lived and worked in Germany and France. The author has made his home in Suffolk since 1976. He was a lecturer at Lowestoft College for twenty-one years and continued to teach in Suffolk schools while becoming a full-time writer. He lives in a remote village with his partner. He is a keen vegetable gardener and runner who loves swimming in rivers and the sea."