This is the first novel from Colin McLaren, previously he has written a true crime book, INFILTRATION, about his time as one of Australia's most experienced taskforce detectives.
The story in ON THE RUN is going to ring some bells with anyone who has read INFILTRATION as there does appear to be a bit of synergy. Which makes it just that slightly more tantalising, and ever so slightly worrying all at the same time :)
From the Blurb:
Cole Goodwin spent years undercover, infiltrating the Mafia and putting the Australian Godfather behind bars for twenty years. As his team celebrate the 'guilty' verdict, the Mafia are rolling out a vendetta, aided by Cole's corrupt boss. The dodgy Inspector Mack has plans for a prosperous retirement in France, and wants Cole out of his life -- fast -- as well as collecting a million-dollar bonus along the way.
A crack of lightning missed the pilot's cockpit by mere inches. Close enough to bounce the fourteen-seater Navajo Chieftain twin-propeller aircraft off course, tossing it contemptuously through the thick clouds.