Agent: Mark Lucas
Chris Hunter joined the British Army in 1989 at the age of sixteen. He was commissioned from Sandhurst at twenty-one and later qualified as a counter terrorist bomb disposal operator. He served with a number of specialist counter terrorism units. Seconded to COBRA as an IED and suicide terrorism expert, he played an instrumental role during the July 2005 London bombings. For his actions during his Iraq tour he was awarded the Queen’s Gallantry Medal by HM Queen Elizabeth II. He retired as the MOD’s senior IED intelligence analyst in 2007 to become a writer and Counter Improvised Explosive Device consultant.
His most recent memoir, Extreme Risk, details his early career in Counter-Terrorist Bomb Disposal, which took him to Northern Ireland, Iraq, Bosnia, Afghanistan, London and Glasgow – to do the world’s most dangerous job in the world’s most dangerous places. His first book, Eight Lives Down, is a riveting account of his four month tour in Iraq, working to disable bombs created by some of the most hardened and technically advanced terrorists in the world.