James Harkin is an author of three previous books and a journalist who has written for the Guardian, Vanity Fair, the Atlantic, the New Republic and Newsweek. He is an analyst of new social, political, and technological trends and is the director of Flockwatching - a think-tank that looks at the relationship between new media and social change. He lives in London.
To understand Islamic State, there can be few better books to read than Hunting Season, James Harkin's heart-breaking investigation into the kidnappings of twenty-four foreigners in Syria . . . a gripping inside view . . . Hunting Season is a masterclass in tireless investigation, war reporting and narrative journalism. It is hard to imagine a more fitting testament to Harkin's colleagues who never came home * Literary Review * The most comprehensive work to date on the hostage story * The Times *