'Ford laid his fingertips gently on the cut in his shoulder where the bullet had clipped him. His best chance would be to hitch a ride south at the first opportunity, before the police started looking for him. He was alone, enveloped in the monstrous silence of the desert. Free and alone, without assistance and without excuse.'
Having received a degree in engineering from Cambridge, Robert Schofield worked as a structural engineering consultant, engineering signature architecture including East Croydon Station, The Eden Project, Madrid Airport, Lichfield Theatre, and the London Imax Theatre. He then travelled to Australia and finding no call for creative architectural engineering in Perth, he adapted his skills to the mining and offshore industries.
A federal election campaign is thrown into chaos when a popular government minister goes missing and then turns up dead on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin.
With Detective Darren Glass and the Australian Federal Police on the case, the investigation into the minister’s murder quickly becomes entangled in a game of high-stakes politics. And all the while, the body count mounts.
Peter Cotton has been the media advisor to three federal cabinet ministers, worked as a foreign correspondent for the ABC, been a senior reporter on the ABC’s AM and PM programs, and had stories published in most major print outlets in Australia.
With winter closing in, Elly Cartwright dreams of escaping her inner-city existence for a more carefree life in the country. On a drizzly Monday morning, the view from her tram window is grim, and she isn't looking forward to yet another mundane working week.
But Elly's week will be anything but mundane, with two people she's closely associated with murdered in quick succession and two attempts on her life.
Jenny Spence grew up in country Victoria, and went to university in Melbourne. After a brief period as an English teacher and a year scriptwriting soap operas, Jenny stumbled upon a profession that suited her mismatch of talents and became a technical writer. She and her husband, Bruce Spence, have two grown-up children and two granddaughters.