Michael Matthews spent more than 20 years as a police officer in London. He is a keen traveller, writer and photographer and has had articles and photographs published in numerous books, newspapers and magazines. He has appeared on radio and television in the UK, USA and Canada commenting on crime and issues around policing.
American Ruin is his third book, following The Riots and We Are The Cops, all of which are published by Silvertail Books. He has vast knowledge of American policing and continues to spend time working with US police departments.
Michael likes eating lobster and watching ballet (yes, ballet). He now lives in Canada.