E. M. Davey is a 35-year-old investigative reporter specialising in undercover journalism. When not working he enjoys travel to far-flung and occasionally dangerous spots to research his fiction (and also just for the heck of it). He has visited more than 60 countries with a particular love of travel in Africa, and has backpacked the likes of Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, Burundi and the Congo. African countries feature in all his novels. In 2015, whilst location-scouting forthcoming novel The Killing Gene, he also drove along the porous Afghan border with Tajikistan.
Ed grew up in Bristol and lives in Tunbridge Wells. After studying history at the London School of Economics, he cut his journalistic teeth at the Islington Gazette. During eight years with the BBC he went undercover for Panorama, presented on the BBC World Service and worked on investigations for Newsnight, File on 4, and the national News at Six. He is currently an investigative journalist for the international campaign group Global Witness, working to expose corruption, human rights abuses and environmental destruction in some of the world’s most beautiful but troubled countries. In 2018 he helped reveal how the world’s top three commodity traders – Glencore, Trafigura and Vitol, joint turnover more than the GDP of Austria – were embroiled in Brazil’s Car Wash scandal, one of the biggest corruption cases of all time.
History – particularly classical history – has been his lifelong passion.