Mike Graham was born in Burnley, Lancashire but brought up in Rhodesia. He was called up for National Service in the Rhodesian Army. After being commissioned as an officer he transferred to the Regular Army and joined the Rhodesian SAS (C Squadron), rising to be Second-in-Command. His and his fellow officers' experiences are the subject of this book, the sequel to Secret SAS Missions in Africa. He left the Army as a Major and emigrated to New Zealand in 1990. He is married to Sharon.