Nigel Lampard was a Lieutenant-Colonel in the British Army when he retired from active service in 1999. Trained as an ammunition and explosives expert, he travelled all over the world and was appointed an Order of the British Empire for services to his country. As a second career, and with a post-graduate diploma in Organisational Psychology, he helped British Forces personnel transition to civilian life. During a tour in Berlin in the early 1980s he fell in love with the city, its people and its isolation. When he left the city in late 1983 he needed to continue the affair and the only way he could do this was to write about it, so he began writing his first novel. He then fell in love with writing and to date Nigel has written a further thirteen novels. The novels available on Amazon so far have not been published in the order in which they were written.