Gordon Thomas is a specialist in secret intelligence and the Middle East. The author of 55 books, published in more than 40 countries and in dozens of languages. The total sales of his works exceeds 45 million copies. He has been a widely syndicated foreign correspondent and was a BBC writer/producer for three flagship BBC programs: Man Alive, Tomorrow's
World and Horizon. He contributes regularly to Facta, the respected monthly Japanese news magazine. Thomas was the lead expert for a 12-part series on international intelligence for Ian Punnett's Coast to Coast, the most listened-to overnight radio broadcast in North America with 3 million weekly listeners. He has recently appeared on Euronews (available in 10 languages and 300 million households) and Russia Today.
He has received numerous awards for his reporting, including an International Television Award and two Mark Twain Society Awards. Shipwreck won the Edgar Allen Poe Award.
Four of Thomas' books (Voyage of the Damned, Ruin from the Air, The Day the Bubble Burst, and The Day Their World Ended) have been made into feature films starring such A-listers as Paul Newman, Billy Crystal, Robert Vaughn, and Jacqueline Bisset. The Day Guernica Died is currently under option.
Thomas' most recent bestseller is Gideon's Spies: Mossad's Secret Warriors. Published in 19 languages and 40 countries Gideon's Spies is known throughout the world as the leading resource on Israeli intelligence. An updated edition will be published in 2015 by St. Martin's Press. Thomas also wrote and narrated a documentary called the Spy Machine for Channel 4 in Great Britain. The Observer called The Spy Machine a clear picture of secret intelligence operations, and The Times called it impressive, and chilling.
Thomas continues to grow his already-impressive platform, lecturing widely on the secret world of intelligence. He also regularly provides expert analysis on intelligence for US and European television and radio programs. He has recently published The Pope's Jews, published by St. Martin's Press in 2013 with wide acclaim particularly in the US.