Alexander Khan was born near Edinburgh in 1975 to a Pakistani father and an English mother. He was raised in northern England and in a tribal village close to the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, where at the tender age of 14, spent time at – and escaped from – a madrassa (a notorious Islamic school) that is famous the world over for having educated many of the Taliban and Al Qaeda top leaders.
He eventually became a soldier in the British Army.
Alexander is the first British born Muslim to have passed P Company - a brutal physical and psychological trail outside SAS selection. He also spent two years working in Germany as a military skydiving instructor. In March 2003, and whilst on war fighting operations in Iraq, Alexander produced a flawless performance as second in command of his team, and often found himself responsible for both men and materials during some extremely long and stressful days.
Alexander now works as a Cultural and Language Advisor, Security Consultant and Close Protection Operator. He lives with his wife Jessica on the south coast of England.
Alexander wrote about his life experiences in bestseller ORPHAN OF ISLAM. He is also the author of THE RECRUIT – An Ethan Blake thriller.