Author's Experiences as UN Peacekeeper Enrich New Series
Luke McCallin is best known for the Gregor Reinhardt Mysteries, set during World War II in Sarajevo. McCallin picked Sarajevo as a setting for the series because he lived there for four years and planned.
McCallin is a global citizen: born in England, raised in Africa and educated around the world. Professionally, he has worked with the UN as a humanitarian relief worker and peacekeeper in the Caucasus, the Sahel, and the Balkans. He speaks English and three other languages: Spanish, French and Russian.
As a writer, McCallin is most interested in exploring what happens when normal people are put under abnormal pressures. To this end, he created series hero Gregor Reinhardt, a Berlin detective who was forced to leave the police department when the Nazis took power. Reinhardt, a decorated soldier in World War I, was able to rejoin the Army and spent World War II in military intelligence.