Raymond Khoury

Raymond Khoury

Literary Agent: Eugenie Furniss

Shortly after graduating in Architecture from the American University of Beirut, Raymond had to leave his birthplace yet again. Evacuated from a beach by the USMarines on a Chinook, he ended up in London where, after an MBA and a brief career in investment banking, he soon realized he was now in a country where a life in film and television—his first loves—was a credible career option.

In 2005, while working on TV series like Spooks and Waking the Dead, Raymond turned a spec script he had written ten years earlier into his debut novel: this was The Last Templar, which became a global bestseller. It spent 20 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, 21 consecutive weeks at #1 in Germany, and was translated into 38 languages.

Since then, Raymond has written seven more novels, leading the Telegraph to describe him as “a world-class writer of pure-bred thrillers.” His latest is The OttomanSecret (aka Empire of Lies in the US). The Wall Street Journal, among many others, didn’t think it was too shabby, saying, “As with sci-fi at its best, the real excitement in Khoury’s complex multi-plot comes not from the thrills on the surface, but from the ideas underneath.”

Alongside his forthcoming novels, Raymond is developing his existing novels as well as some original ideas for film and TV.

Books by Raymond Khoury