My name is John Sutherland.
I am a married dad of three and I live with my wife and children in South London.
I joined the Met Police in 1992 and served in a variety of ranks and roles for more than twenty-five years, until my early retirement on medical grounds in 2018.
These days, I speak a bit and I write a bit.
My first book, Blue, published in 2017, was a Sunday Times bestseller. It tells the stories of my policing life and of my slow recovery from the serious nervous breakdown that ended my operational career.
My second book, Crossing the Line, published in 2020, was a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week.
My third book, The Siege, will be published by Orion Fiction later in the summer of 2022.