Bob Cook is the author of five espionage thrillers, including the very funny Disorderly Elements and Paper Chase. A UK national, he was born in Rome in 1961. He was educated in Britain, studying Classics at the University of Cambridge. For many years he has worked as a communications specialist for organizations in the United Nations and the World Bank Group. His work has taken him to many countries in Europe and the Americas. Currently he is based in Vienna, Austria.