Max Kinnings is the author of four novels. Comedy thrillers, HITMAN (2000) and THE FIXER (2001), were published by Hodder & Stoughton. BAPTISM (2012) and SACRIFICE (2013), crime thrillers featuring the blind hostage negotiator, Ed Mallory, were published by Quercus. Max is also a screenwriter, working on a number of feature film, projects including an adaptation of his novel, BAPTISM. Prior to writing full-time, Max worked in the entertainment industry for twelve years devising advertising and marketing campaigns. Max is currently Creative Writing Programme Leader at London’s Brunel University. .