Scott James joined the Metropolitan Police in the early 1990’s.
He was first posted to Kentish Town, covering Camden, Somers Town and Kings Cross. He spent two years on the beat and five years in a plain clothes unit, qualifying as a Detective and moving to the Homicide Command. Upon promotion he led a sexual offences team and then established a cold case rape investigation team as a Detective Inspector. In 2004 he joined the Anti-Terrorist Branch at New Scotland Yard investigating terrorist offences both in the UK and overseas for twelve years. Upon promotion to Detective Chief Superintendent he left terrorist investigations and became the Head of Trident Operational Command Unit. He subsequently progressed to became Commander for Serious and Organised Crime, retiring from law enforcement in 2020.
During his career he was commended seven times, including two Commissioner commendations and one Judge’s commendation.
Now, he’s is writing his first crime thriller Hostile Witness (the first in a proposed series) which will offer exceptionally credible characters and a real insight into the world of London policing. It will be a natural for lovers of police procedurals and pacey thrillers with atmosphere. This crime thriller distinguishes itself by elucidating on the difficulties for sexual assault victims seeking justice and for any officers who try to support them.