Tim Ayliffe leads a double life as the Managing Editor of Television and Video for ABC News and the author of crime thriller novels that explore issues like the rise of China, terrorism and far-right nationalism. His first book, The Greater Good, was followed in last year by State of Fear. He's currently working on the third. All feature former war correspondent, John Bailey, who has a habit of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. In his 20 years as a journalist, Tim has travelled across the globe. He lives in Sydney with his wife and two children.