A captivating spy story… very well written and constructed, with well-drawn characters.
- Courier Mail

A fast-paced and thrilling read
- West Australian

A provocative book in which every sort of dogma is turned on its head
- Sunday Mail

Dr Adrian d’Hagé, AM, MC, MAICD, Dip MilStud, B App Sc (Oen), B Th (Hons), PhD


Adrian d'Hagé was educated at North Sydney Boys High School and the Royal Military College Duntroon (Applied Science).  He graduated into the Intelligence Corps and served as a platoon commander in Vietnam where, after a prolonged engagement with a North Vietnamese Army heavy machine gun company, he was awarded the Military Cross. His service in the Australian Army included command of an infantry battalion, Director of Joint Operations and Head of Defence Public Relations. In 1993 Adrian was made a Member of the Order of Australia for services to operations and communications. In his last appointment as a Brigadier, he headed Defence planning for counter terrorism security for the Sydney Olympics, including security against chemical, biological and nuclear threats. A member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Dr d'Hagé has served as a director on the board of a finance company, and was Chairman of Directors for a non-profit Cooperative. 


In October 2000, Adrian left the Australian Army to pursue a writing career, moving to Italy to complete The Omega Scroll (Penguin 2005).  Now into its seventh printing, The Omega Scroll was voted one of the top 50 books (Booklovers Guide) and has been published in ten countries. His next best selling novel, The Beijing Conspiracy, dealt with biological terrorism and the genetic engineering of smallpox and Ebola (Penguin 2007).  This was followed by The Maya Codex, (2010), and The Inca Prophecy (also voted one of the top 50 books for 2012). The Alexandria Connection, set in the Hindu Kush, Corsica and Egypt, was published in 2014. His sixth novel, The Russian Affair, is set in the United States, Russia, Israel and France and was published by Penguin Random House on 2 July 2018.


Dr d’Hagé holds an honours degree in theology, entering as a committed Christian. His studies raised more questions than answers, and he graduated ‘with no fixed religion’. In 2009, he completed a Bachelor of Applied Science degree (Dean’s Award) in oenology or wine chemistry at Charles Sturt University. At the same time, he undertook a PhD at the Australian National University, and he holds a doctorate in International Relations on US Foreign Policy in the Middle East.


A keen jogger and sailor, he took up skiing late in life, and he has successfully sat the Austrian Government exams for ski instructor ‘Schilehrer Anwärter’. He lives in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney.