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.
The Riots is his second book. His first, We Are The Cops, published by Silvertail Books in spring 2015, was a collection of real-life stories from US police officers and was a Kindle Non-Fiction number 1 bestseller. 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.