Andy McDermott is the bestselling author of the Nina Wilde/Eddie Chase series of adventure thrillers, which have been sold in over 30 countries and 20 languages. His debut novel, The Hunt For Atlantis, was published in the US in September 2009, when it became his first of several New York Times bestsellers.
His ninth novel, explosive espionage thriller The Persona Protocol, went on sale in the UK in 2013; it will be published in the US under the title The Shadow Protocol in January 2014. He has just completed new Wilde/Chase novel The Valhalla Prophecy, and is preparing to begin work on their next adventure. He has also started a new series of short detective stories about celebrity sleuth Leviticus Gold, available exclusively as ebooks.
Andy's novels have received critical acclaim for their epic globetrotting scope and non-stop thrills, described as "pulse-racing adventure" (Northern Echo) with action scenes that "explode off the page" (Daily Express), while Andy himself has been called "a new master of the genre" (Le Figaro) and "a writer of rare cinematic talent" (Daily Express).
A former journalist and movie critic, Andy was the editor of respected UK magazines like DVD Review and the iconoclastic film publication Hotdog. He is now a full-time author. Born in Halifax, England, he now lives in Bournemouth, England.