Alex Callister
Agent(s): Ben Clark

Alex read history at Oxford and the British School at Rome and was set for a career in academia until the beginning of the tech boom woke a life long interest in the internet. She has spent twenty years in the City studying the rise of technology and its transformative effect on industry. She describes the ‘internet of things’ as the internet of increased attack surfaces.

She writes about a near future in which the world has become dominated by Firestorm, eBay for the contract kill market. As an analyst in the telecoms and electronics sector during the dotcom era, Alex watched the internet sweep away barriers, break down borders, transform every industry. Ever since, she has been fascinated by its potential to facilitate crime a potential that, to date, has yet to be fully realised.

The Winter Series features the anarchic 21st Century heroine, Winter, a GCHQ field agent. Winter Dark (Audible, 2019) is the first in the series – it was the Audible 2019 Thriller of the Year, a nominee for an Audie in 2020, and won the J.M.M. Audiofile Earphones award. Winter Night (Audible, 2023) is the fifth, and most recent, instalment in the bestselling series.