Frank Gardner OBE

BBC's Security Correspondent & Author

Frank Gardner OBE is the BBC's award-winning Security Correspondent, reporting on issues of both domestic and international security, most notably on Al Qaeda related terrorism.  His first book, Blood and Sand, (Bantam, 2014) was a critically acclaimed Sunday Times bestseller.  It examines his long-held passion for the Arab world and is also a remarkable account of his survival and recovery from being shot six times at close range by Al Qaeda terrorists.  Published in 2009, Far Horizons, (Bantam, 2010) documents the tales of his extraordinary travels around the world.

Frank's debut novel, the Sunday Times No.1 bestselling Crisis (Bantam, 2016) introduces Luke Carlton and is the first in an explosive, action-packed series of modern spy thrillers with a chilling frisson of authenticity. The sequel Ultimatum (Bantam, 2018) follows Luke as he races to head off a catastrophic confrontation in the Gulf. 

The third and most recent instalment in Luke Carlton's adventures is Outbreak (Bantam, 2021). Dispatched to investigate a mysterious contagion deep within the Arctic Circle, Luke finds himself on a serpentine trail of lies and deception. From a mysterious factory in Lithuania, via arrest and imprisonment, and ultimately back to Britain, he discovers that they've been looking in the wrong place all along…

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