Peter Driscoll (4 February 1942 – 30 October 2005) was a best-selling Irish author of international thrillers. He was educated in South Africa and served in the military there in the early 1960s before becoming a script writer and sub-editor for the Independent News in London in 1969 and later moving to Ireland to become Chief Radio News subeditor with RTÉ.
His first novel, The White Lie Assignment was published in 1971, followed in 1972 by The Wilby Conspiracy which was later made into a film starring Michael Caine and Sidney Poitier. His other works include In Connection with Kilshaw (1974) and Pangolin (1979). His last novel, Spoils of War, was published in 1994