Chris Allen

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Chris Allen was born in Perth, Western Australia. A former paratrooper, Chris served with the Australian Army including attachments to the New Zealand Army, the British Parachute Regiment and deployments to Africa, South East Asia and Central America. He retired at the rank of Major.

In addition to his military career, Chris led security operations for a major international aid agency in East Timor during the 1999 emergency, oversaw the upgrade of Counter Terrorism First Response measures at Sydney Airport in the wake of the September 11 attacks of 2001, and in 2003 after protestors painted 'No War' on the sails of the world famous Sydney Opera House, he was headhunted to take over the protection of the iconic landmark.

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Chris Allen To be perfectly honest I've returned to an old favourite to get my creative juices flowing - I'm currently reading Ian Fleming's GOLDFINGER.…moreTo be perfectly honest I've returned to an old favourite to get my creative juices flowing - I'm currently reading Ian Fleming's GOLDFINGER. Incredible story telling. The book is just 222 pages long and Fleming doesn't reveal Goldfinger's criminal objectives to the reader (and Bond) until page 159. The build up, intrigue and suspense he builds around the antagonist is just first class. A must read for anyone who hasn't had the pleasure yet. Thanks so much for your question. Very best, Chris(less)
Chris Allen Some times you just need a change of scenery. If I'm experiencing writer's block then I'll usually put the kettle on and make myself a strong cup of…moreSome times you just need a change of scenery. If I'm experiencing writer's block then I'll usually put the kettle on and make myself a strong cup of tea! If that doesn't work then I'll resort to music or maybe even get some work done on a different writing project! Thanks for your question. Best, Chris(less)
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Defender (Intrepid #1)

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Resilience

Not many people know this but when I first started work on the manuscript that would eventually become Defender, I was living in the back room of my best friend’s house with no job, no money and no prospects.











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I’d been medically discharged from the Army at the ripe old age of 32. Among other things, I’d achieved the rank of Major, was a paratrooper and had served on long term attachments to...

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"Thanks to net galley.com, Chris Allen and Momentum (Pan Macmillan) for the advance ARC copy for my honest review and won't give too much away. Due to it being something a fan of the Action/Adventure genre will want to read.

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Action packed with a lot of thoughtful thinking ongoing. Alex is a survivor but has a lot luggage he takes with him. Can’t wait for the sequel or the 4th book in the series. Where will his next venture take us?" Read more of this review »
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Faced paced! Move over James Bond, Alex Morgan is on the case!! If you like Clive Cussler’s characters and Jason Bourne, you’ll love the guys at Intrepid."
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“To the brave belong all things. - motto of the Celts and appears in Defender: Intrepid 1 and Hunter: Intrepid 2.”
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“To the brave belong all things. - motto of the Celts and appears in Defender: Intrepid 1 and Hunter: Intrepid 2.”
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