A story of dirty business and dirty politics, of greed, corruption and callous disregard for the environment, the law and the community. A black waste scam is concealed inside a legitimate waste business; the business owner is in league with the Mafia; his son is a dishonest and ruthless politician and the Russians are taking on the Mafia to wrest control of their waste and other scams. Within this toxic milieu a dangerous yet powerful love story triggers witness protection and a major police investigation with national and international implications.
Rory James is fond of a good red, but that's not why he's asking questions in the wineries of Heathcote. The Detective Sergeant is trying to bring a cold case back to life. But another body at Lady's Pass Run sets Rory on a collision course with not just the colleague who almost ruined his career but also history. It looks like the highly-prized vineyards are, once again, full of intrigue and dangerous plots. Why would someone kill for a Heathcote shiraz?
When the body of young female environmental activist and science student, Laila Fanshaw, is found floating in Lake Burley Griffin, private investigator Sandra Mahoney's life is turned upside down, not least because her partner, Ivan, was in love with Laila. Ivan is a suspect and has no alibi for the time of death.
A further strain is put on the relationship when another suspect, who worked in the Federal Environment Department, wants to hire Sandra to help him clear his name.
When a teenage boy is killed in a targeted shooting, the events that unfold rock the lives of the migrant families of Cringila. School friends Jimmy and Piggy have witnessed the violent crime, but need to protect their fledgling drug business.
After seasoned police detective Gordon Winter is assigned the murder case, his investigations uncover long-buried secrets and an entrenched culture of loyalty and fear.
On Cringila Hill weaves a gripping story of power, racial tensions and blood ties in a once-vibrant industrial community.
Two female paramedics murdered in a month. Is it coincidence, or are they victims of a serial killer? Detective Ella Marconi isn't sure, but goes hard after her key suspects, including police officer John Morris. But each turn of the case throws up more questions and entanglements, and Ella and her partner, Detective Murray Shakespeare, struggle to find the truth among the lies.