Raymond Khoury was born in Beirut, Lebanon in 1960. His family moved to Rye, New York when fighting broke out in Lebanon in 1975. He returned to Lebanon to study architecture at the American University in Beirut. A few weeks after he graduated, civil war erupted and he was evacuated from Beirut. He ended up in London where he joined a small architecture practice. He also earned his MBA at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France, and joined an investment bank, which he stayed at for three years. Though unintended, he became an acclaimed screenwriter both in London and Los Angeles. He is the author of the bestselling novel, The Last Templar.
Khoury lives in London, with his wife and two young daughters.
(Publisher Provided) completed his degree just as the civil war erupted again, and was evacuated out from the city in February, 1984.
In the years since Khoury has worked in architecture, banking, and as screenwriter. Hic screen writing credits include the adaptation of Melvyn Bragg's novel, The Maid of Buttermere, and an original screenplay, The Last Templar.
Raymond has been working both in London and in Los Angeles, where his work includes the hit BBC television series Spooks, known as MI:5 in the US, and the Emmy-award winning series Waking The Dead. He also turned his original screenplay for The Last Templar into his first novel which became an instant New York Times bestseller.