Paul Bayly is a banker, soldier and sailor. He has had an international career in merchant banking in New Zealand, Australia and England. He has also worked across Southern and Eastern Africa when working for the United Nations in 1991-1992. He is a former officer in the New Zealand Army and has had military deployments to Syria/Lebanon and East Timor and served with the Australian Special Forces. Paul was a project advisor and sailor on the 700 AD Borobudur Ship Expedition, 2003-2004 and the 600BC Phoenician Ship Expedition, 2008-2012. He has also kayaked the Zambesi River. This is his first book.