Michael Cordy is a British novelist. He was born in Ghana and spent much of his childhood abroad. He was educated in Britain at The King's School, Canterbury, Leicester University and the University of Durham. After ten years in marketing and advertising he gave up a lucrative career to write novels. His first, The Miracle Strain was published in 1997. Disney bought the film rights for $1.6 million and the novel reached no. 5 in The Sunday Times Bestseller list. it has since been published in more than twenty-five languages and over forty countries. He lives in London with his wife and daughter.