According to the bio on Amazon: "Andrew French was born in Derby in 1964. Raised in Grantham, Lincolnshire. Following an interesting few years he spent most of his career in the Funeral Service. Qualifying as a Funeral Director in 1988, Andrew went on to become the Managing Director of a large independent funeral group. Andrew is married to Alison - they have five children and live in rural Leicestershire.
Following a period at home to care for his youngest son he wrote his first spy novel, Assassin's Run, in 2011 - the first of the Michael Prentiss stories which chronicles how a young man about to join the British Army is reluctantly drawn into the shadowy world of espionage and assassination."