Andrew Britton was born in Peterborough, England and spent his formative years in England and Camlough, Northern Ireland, a small village which is home to most of the family on his mother's side. His family immigrated to the United States, taking up residence in Grand Rapids, Michigan, eventually moving to Raleigh, North Carolina.
Britton joined the U.S. Army right out of high school and served as a combat engineer for three years and served in Korea. He studied at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Britton is the author of The American, The Assassin, The Invisible, The Exile, The Operative, and The Courier.