Frank Walker is an Australian author and freelance journalist based in Sydney with more than 37 years experience in newspapers and radio.
As a newspaperman he's been foreign correspondent for Australian newspapers based in the United States and Europe.
He covered everything from crime to politics before specialising in defence, security, military, terrorism and veterans’ affairs. He has worked on The Sydney Morning Herald, The Sun-Herald, for News International in New York, Deutsche Welle radio in Germany, the German newsagency DPA and the investigate weekly The National Times.
He reported from the war in Afghanistan, terrorist attacks in Indonesia, a military coup in Fiji, and the tsunami in Thailand. He is now a freelance journalist writing about Australia for several overseas and domestic outlets.
Leaving newspapers allowed Frank to focus on writing investigative books. Books give him the time to dig beneath the propaganda to uncover the real stories of dirty politics and the effect it has on those who do the fighting.
He has written two best selling investigative non-fiction books on the Vietnam War – The Tiger Man of Vietnam in 2009 and Ghost Platoon in 2011. Both are published by Hachette and are available as e-books.
Maralinga, a chilling expose of the British nuclear tests in Australia in the 1950s and 60s, was published in 2014. In August 2015 Frank looks at the Second World War and gives vivid blow-by-blow accounts of of some of the most daring raids behind enemy lines with the publication of Commandos.