Iain King

Iain King

Since becoming one of the top twenty best-selling thriller authors on Amazon.com, Iain King has been recognized for both his fiction and non-fiction books. His two thrillers feature an unlikely hero, Myles Munro. 'Secrets of the Last Nazi' has topped kindle charts in both the US and the UK, and reached the Amazon top 50 in five successive calendar years. The story traces an extraordinary pursuit across Europe, as Cold War rivals hunt the secrets of former SS Captain Werner Stolz. This debut novel has won effusive reviews both as a compulsive page-turner and for the amazing secret at the heart of the tale. A well-known American reviewer wrote it was 'One of the most original and carefully thought out stories that have yet to appear in print,' while a Guardian columnist claims it will 'turn everybody's ideas upside down and back to front.' Readers have called it 'gripping', 'spell-binding', and 'suspenseful', and several have said it was the best book they had read for years. The prequel, 'Last Prophecy of Rome' begins with terrorists threatening to inflict on America the fate of ancient Rome. Could Western civilisation be destroyed by barbarians a second time? Read 'Last Prophecy of Rome' to find out - an edge-of-your-seat thriller with excellent reviews and some unexpected warnings from history, remarkably apt for today's era. Iain has also written three acclaimed non-fiction books: 'How to Make Good Decisions and Be Right All the Time' is an easy-to-understand introduction to moral philosophy, which also presents a radical new theory on ethics. Used in philosophy courses, it avoids jargon and explains complicated ideas in simple language. The book invites readers to consider some practical dilemmas and long-standing problems in moral philosophy, and offers innovative solutions. Used in some undergraduate courses, 'How to Make Good Decisions and Be Right All the Time' has been described as 'Destined to become a classic'. 'Peace at Any Price' chronicles the international intervention in Kosovo, explaining what worked well, what didn't and why. The Economist praised it as 'refreshing, serious and well-considered... excellent,' while the Journal of Southern Europe described it as 'one of the most perceptive accounts ever written on the practical difficulties associated with peace building in the aftermath of ethnic conflict.' 'Making Peace in War' is a compilation of stories from civilians who served in Helmand's frontline. Both moving and compelling, it tells of absurd but very human events during the war, and offers a unique and fascinating perspective on recent events in Afghanistan. Now based at a Washington DC think tank, where he writes on foreign affairs and defence, Iain has a background in conflicts and warzones around the world, including Iraq, South Sudan, and throughout the Balkans. In Afghanistan, where he came under fire several times, he served alongside both the battalion commanders who became UK's most senior casualties, and was deployed to more frontline bases in the notorious Helmand Province than any other civilian. In 2013, he became one of the youngest people to be made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE). He was appointed a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) in 2015.
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