Chris Allen


Chris Allen writes escapist action thrillers for realists, having seen and done it all.

Serving in three Commonwealth armies across two decades and four continents, one of the paratrooping elite, Chris saw the world from under a billowing parachute, often by night, entering foreign countries with the usual passport-stamping obligations eschewed.

Exiting military life with injuries, Chris transitioned into humanitarian aid work during the East Timorese emergency, served with three major law enforcement agencies in Australia, protected Sydney’s most iconic landmark in the wake of 9-11 and between 2008 & 2012 was the Sheriff of New South Wales, one of the oldest law enforcement appointments in the land.

Chris’s creative literary brainchild, Intrepid, the sword of Interpol, is the culmination of his military and law enforcement insider experience. Intrepid is the Intelligence, Recovery, Protection and Infiltration Division: the razor-sharp, ultra-secret, black ops division of Interpol, established to operate across the world, regardless of borders, politics or race.

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Top Action Movies of All Time

May 23, 2014

Being in the line of fire certainly helps a scene to come alive, but it isn’t the only thing. If the dreaded writer’s block ever pops up, I know I…


Top 5 Action Thriller Book Characters

April 2, 2014

Some time ago I read a blog on Omnivoracious where they asked an author their top book characters of all time. It got me thinking, who are some of the characters from…


Skyfall movie review: Glamour, Humour and Charm

November 28, 2012

If, like me, you’re an Ian Fleming fan first and a Bond movie fan second, mark my words: you will love SKYFALL. If however, you prefer the vodka martinis, the cheesy…