Matt Johnson served as a soldier from 1975-78 and Met Police officer from 1978 -1999. His debut novel Wicked Game, a crime thriller, was published by Orenda Books in March 2016. The sequel Deadly Game, was published March 2017. Wicked Game was listed for the Crime Writers Association John Creasey Dagger award, has topped the Amazon and WH Smith KOBO charts in several categories and at the end of 2016 was listed by Amazon UK as the highest-rated ‘rising star’ novel of 2016.
In 1999, Matt was discharged from the police with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Whilst undergoing treatment, he was encouraged by his counsellor to write about his career and his experience of murders, shootings and terrorism an act he found tremendously cathartic on his own condition.
Crime Fiction Author, ex-Military and ex-Met.