Kim Hughes GC


Kim Hughes is a British Army bomb disposal expert and a recipient of the George Cross for his extraordinary acts during the Afghanistan conflict. During deployment he risked his life foregoing protective clothing and defusing bombs manually; he successfully disarmed 119 improvised explosive devices and survived numerous Taliban ambushes.

Channelling his extraordinary career and unique expertise into writing, he has written the Sunday Times bestselling memoir, Painting the Sand. His novels, Operation Certain Death and Operation Black Key, follow the adventures of Staff Sergeant Dom Riley who races against time to neutralise lethal bombs across the world…