'Look at that monolith', he said, and Danny turned his head, seeing the massive new casino complex. 'That', said Sigmund, 'is a shrine to all our false hopes and dreams. Enter here for the brave new world. After thousands of years of evolution, that's what humankind has come up with, Danny boy. You can shove your idealism, your education. Pick a card, roll the dice, place your bets. That's what it's all about in the clever country.'
This raunchy page-turner features Shaun McCreadie, a young police detective who finds himself on the wrong side of the law and implicated in a brutal home invasion. When McCreadie is released from jail 11 years later he is determined to discover the nature of the crime that put him away. Armed with $2.8 million in ill-gotten gains and his police street smarts, McCreadie grapples with murderous former accomplices, corrupt old cop buddies, and the seductive wife of a prominent lawyer in his quest to find answers.
It's September 2000, and the Olympic Games are about to descend on Sydney. The city is at fever pitch, but Barrett Pike, private investigator, couldn't care less.
The excitement in Barrett's life comes via his part-time squeeze, the glamorous and successful Andrea Fox-Fearnor, or the after-dark activities of Sydney's notorious criminals - in particular, the sartorial stand-over man, Ernesto 'Hollywood Jack' Tucci.
Meet Sargeant Dennis Gatz. He's a cop on the trail of a killer the law can't touch. He has his own brand of justice. He's got nothing to lose. Except his own life. When you've been pushed to the edge, there's no way back.
Dennis Gatz knows the shockingly violent death of his wife was no accident. Someone's out to get him and he can't wait to meet them. Head on. This time it's personal. This time he'll do anything for revenge. And the best revenge comes out of the blue.
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You reckon you've seen everything, but you never have, have you? There's always something really shitful up ahead. Waiting for you....
The bodies of eight women are uncovered in the scrub at Kinglake. For Kerry Byrne, head of the task force investigating the murders, it's a problem he doesn't need.
It's enoughthat his wife is slipping away from him. Enough that he has to put loyalty to a mate above loyalty to the force. Enough that he might become a target of investigation himself....
About the Author
J.R. Carroll was born and raised in Melbourne, where he still lives. A graduate of Melbourne University, he worked as a teacher for a number of years before turning to full-time fiction writing in the mid-eighties. His first book, about the Vietnam War was Token Soldiers, which appeared in 1983.