Nathan Hawke is a British writer of fantasy fiction. He has worked variously in the city, as a consultant to the police and to the services. He has travelled in the far east, worked for a time in Las Vegas, was briefly involved in video game design, and once skied off a mountain under a parachute for a bet. His current ambitions include rafting the Colorado River and walking the Milford Track.

THE CRIMSON SHIELD, introducing the classic hero Gallow, is his first novel.