As a child, James McKenna travelled extensively throughout Europe and the Far East with his military parents. He joined the UK army at 15 and attended the Royal School of Military Engineering. After passing selection he served with the Paras in Europe and the Gulf. He has since run his own security companies providing electronic and physical protection before expanding into construction and development. James is now a full-time writer living between the UK and Portugal.
Military Career James McKenna served with 9th Independent Parachute Squadron. 9 Para comprised members of the Royal Engineers, ex-SAS and other specialist units. Working in parallel with the Parachute Regiment they operated independently using explosives as the main means of achieving their objectives. They are now part of the British Army's Rapid Response Formation, 16 Air Assault Brigade.