About the Author
Ian D. Richardson

Australian-born Ian Richardson has loved writing for as long as he can remember -- perhaps even before that -- and he wrote his first letters as soon as he learned to tap away at his father's typewriter when aged just six years old. He was also born to be curious. His mother recalls that on his first day at school he wandered into the headmaster's office to look around and to ask what he did all day.

Ian grew up into a newspaper family in rural Australia, but after the family business was sold, he switched to broadcast journalism -- first in Bendigo and Melbourne, Australia, then in London with BBC radio and television. His senior BBC posts included head of World Service foreign correspondents, a founding editor of BBC World Television, and the founding managing-editor of BBC Arabic Television. This experience left him ideally placed to write The Mortal Maze.

His earlier book, God's Triangle, a non-fiction detective story, is currently in development in Australia as a feature film.