Rob is a former soldier in the SAS. He completed two tours of Afghanistan in 2007 and 2008, where he was repeatedly in action and where his comrades were killed and wounded. It was there that he took part in the action that saw his mate Mark Donaldson awarded the VC; and Rob himself was wounded and recommended for a medal for gallantry under fire. Rob Maylor has now retired from the SAS, and lives on the Gold Coast in Australia.
Co-author of SAS SNIPER, Robert Macklin is a well known writer, whose most recent book is The Big Fella: the Rise and Rise of BHP Billiton (co-authored with Peter Thompson).