Michael Patrick Clark was born on The Fourth of July 1950. He spent the first few years of his life in an orphanage, before adoption brought a new home and a change of name.
Unhappy at home, Michael joined the armed forces as a boy apprentice. He trained in telecommunications, before joining a specialist mobile-communications unit.
In the years that followed he travelled the world; living and working in environments as exotic, hostile, and diverse as the Sahara Desert, Europe, the Australian outback, South-East Asia, and Central and South America.
Following his service with the armed forces Michael moved into the computer industry; working on international consultancy for U.S. technology manufacturers, before a dramatic change of priorities saw him abandon the bustle of commerce for a more relaxed and rustic lifestyle writing novels in the Spanish countryside.
Since then he has written and published three books: The Folks at Fifty-Eight, Flying with Cuckoos, and his second and latest conspiracy and espionage thriller: Hierarchies of Greed.