Paul Thomas has worked in journalism and public relations in New Zealand, England, France and Australia and is now a full-time writer in Wellington. He has written a number of acclaimed sports books: Christmas In Rarotonga with cricketing great John Wright, Running On Instinct with All Blacks legend John Kirwan and Straight From The Hart and Change of Hart with former All Blacks coach John Hart. He has also written five novels, including the ground-breaking trilogy of New Zealand-based crime novels, Old School Tie, Inside Dope and Guerrilla Season. Inside Dope won the Crime Writers' Association of Australia's Ned Kelly Award for best crime novel. His fiction has been widely published and translated into several languages.