Nick Pengelley is the author of the series of political thrillers following the adventures of Ayesha Ryder. Australian by birth, he's had careers in Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom as a law professor, legal consultant, and analyst on Middle East politics, which is his passion. Pengelley lives in Mississauga.
||Ryder: Bird of Prey, published by Harper Collins Canada, July 21, 2015 (paperback).
||Ryder: Bird of Prey, published by Alibi, May 6, 2015 (ebook).
“[Nick] Pengelley sets an unconventional story loose on and below the streets of London. With his unusual heroine, the author rejects the clichés of action-adventure thrillers and delivers a surprisingly entertaining read.”
- Library Journal (starred review)
"A cracking spy caper." - Naben Ruthnum, National Post
“An exciting thriller with characters that you can’t help but like . . . a thrill-a-minute story . . . well worth reading . . . Pengelley has a hit with the character of Ayesha Ryder.” - Fresh Fiction
“This fast-paced crime/political thriller not only is timely for today’s Israeli-Palestinian conflicts but it delves into historical events that helped shape the way the region’s political climate has evolved. . . . Get ready for an edge-of-your-seat ride featuring a kick-butt heroine bent on justice . . . I had a blast reading Ryder.” - Popcorn Reads