The Wolf And The Shepherd / Episode 40 - Interview With Iain Parke

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Iain Parke imports industrial quantities of Class A drugs, kill people and lies (a lot) for a living, being a British based crime fiction writer.

He became obsessed with motorcycles at an early age, taking a six hundred mile cross-country tour to Cornwall as soon as he bought a moped at the tender age of sixteen and after working as a London dispatch rider, He built my first chopper in my bedroom at university, undeterred by the fact that my workshop was upstairs.

Armed with a MBA degree, he worked in insolvency and business restructuring in the UK and Africa which inspired his first novel The Liquidator a conspiracy thriller set in East Africa. Whatever you do, don’t take it on holiday as your safari reading!

This was then followed by his ‘Biker Lit’ series of the Brethren outlaw motorcycle club crime thrillers, set amongst UK outlaw bikers which is currently in TV development.

Today he lives off the grid, high up on the North Pennines in Northumberland, UK with his wife, dogs, and a garage full of motorcycle restoration projects and I’m working on a number of book projects.