According to the bio on GoodReads: "Born in 1969 and a 5th generation classical musician, Duncan Swindells studied clarinet at the Royal Academy of Music before pursuing a successful career freelancing in London. In 2002 he took up his current position as Principal Bass Clarinet with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. He lives in a small village outside Stirling with his wife, two sons and a pair of black and white cats.
Birth of a Spy, is his debut novel and is currently available on Amazon where it receives almost unanimous 5 star reviews. Readers have said; "a modern take on the classic spy novel,” “crying out for a sequel,” “gripping page turner,” “fast paced thriller,” with one reader even likening it to a John le Carré. Duncan has been interviewed about the book for BBC Radio and Keith Bruce at The Herald wrote a double page spread in the paper’s Arts Supplement."