I have nearly completed the first draft of my new book ‘Deception’ – which is about the notorious ‘Blood for Trucks’ ransom deal. I have been able to devote some time this year to the project and visited Budapest and Tel Aviv to meet key experts and survivors of the period. I suspect the hardest work will come after I have completed the first draft!

My first book ‘Himmler’s Crusade’ (Transworld/Bantam) has been translated into a number of languages and won the Italian Premio Gambrinus ‘Giuseppe Mazzotti’ prize in 2006. ‘Hitler’s Foreign Executioners’ was long listed as History Book of the Year by Longmans/History Today in 2011 and has been widely translated: the Polish edition was a non-fiction best seller. ‘Massacre in Malaya’ (2013) is a radical reinterpretation of how the British ruled Malaya and fought the ‘Emergency War’ between 1948 and 1960. I contributed a chapter to ‘Archaeological Fantasies’, edited by the late Professor Garrett Fagan. I was a contributor to ‘The Waffen SS‘ published by the Oxford University Press, December 2016.

I have a number of non-fiction projects in progress.