Alex Pohl held multiple jobs before becoming a writer. The graduated engineer used to optimize motion sequences for robots and plan conveyor belts before he muddled through life for a while as a professional musician with his own recording studio. His love of literature brought him to Leipzig in 2011 where he has since settled down to work on his novels. His thrillers published under the pseudonym L.C. Frey have landed on the bestseller list multiple times. He started writing under his real name in 2018.