McShane, P. D.

Pat is a successful business owner who has in recent years put more effort into following his real passion of writing. This is his first book, and clearly he has drawn on his past life experiences in his writing. In the 90s and 2000s, Pat trained with British paratroopers, had experiences in Russia, Scandinavia, Southeast Asia and the Nevada desert. More recently, he spent time in North Africa. His long exposure to the military and intelligence sectors brings a disturbing reality to his writing. While this is his first published novel, he has a number of other projects underway in a similar genre—a sequel to The Minerva Agenda and, playing to his Irish roots, a story based on Ireland and the IRA are currently being penned. While Iran and Ireland are core entities in his next novels, he currently lives in Wellington, New Zealand, with his wife and twins.