Michael Robotham was an investigative journalist in Britain, Australia, and the U.S before his career as a novelist. He lives in Sydney with his wife and 3 daughters.
"One of the best novels to come out of the chaos of Iraq; a penetrating peek through the fog of war, and a high-octane thriller." -- Nelson Demille "Fine and ambitious [with characters who are] wonderfully human--smart, determined, decent, and flawed. Thoroughly compelling." -- Booklist (starred review) "A high-voltage international thriller ... terrific suspense set against an exotic backdrop, The Wreckage is easily one of the summer's most unputdownable books." -- BookPage "I have seldom read a more chilling and suspenseful tale. Robotham makes you see the sand, smell the burning oil and feel the bullets flying past. Most thrillers are lucky to have one great character; Robotham has given us at least four. They sweat, bleed and cry with such raw emotion that you can barely catch your breath and the words on the page feel like a million needles beneath your clenched fingers. This is a writer who will give you a slice of the Middle East you will never see on CNN or Fox. Robotham is the real deal and we can only hope he will write faster." -- David Baldacci "A fast-paced, gritty story that raises disturbing real-world questions ... will appeal to readers seeking summer fiction with depth." -- Library Journal "High-octane [and] complex ... Robotham, a former investigative journalist, weaves current events and white-knuckle suspense with a practiced hand." -- Publishers Weekly "Vibrant and utterly contemporary... An altogether superior thriller." -- Los Angeles Times "An absolute stunner in every possible way." -- The Review Broads PRAISE FOR SHATTER: "The most suspenseful book I read all year." -- Entertainment Weekly "Pleasantly creepy...Plotted with precision and narrated with real intelligence." -- -- The New York Times Book Review "Terrific...a classic 'wrong man' thriller that puts its hero in hot water, then raises the Fahrenheit to a fever pitch...Robotham not only builds the suspense masterfully but tops it off with a stunning twist." -- -- People "A taut, swiftly paced thriller [of] speed and strength ... satisfying." -- Kirkus "[An] international crime thriller with short, punchy chapters that shift abruptly-suspensefully, even-from London to Baghdad to Washington and other locales, just like the movies...I read The Wreckage on vacation...a good call on my part; it's nothing if not a summer read ...The Wreckage has the kind of crisp, mildly implausible dialogue that marks the modern commercial thriller...There are plenty of murders, chases, explosion and general mayhem." -- Joe Nocera, New York Times Book Review