Porter was a regular columnist for the Observer
and now writes about European power and politics for The Hive website in the US. He has written five bestselling thrillers, including Brandenburg
, which won the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger, and Empire State
and The Dying Light
, which were both nominated for the award. He is frequently described as the heir to John le Carré, and Firefly
is a triumphant return to fiction from an author at the top of his game.