Life's a gamble.

It certainly is for former jockey, Roy Gilbert as he takes the wrong line to the finishing post. His premature death comes to the attention of D.I. John Mahoney and the Serious Crimes Squad. The subsequent investigation very soon becomes intertwined with the gruesome slaying of a retired bookmaker. 

As Mahoney and his team attempt to make headway they encounter unexpected opposition from their Federal counterparts. Suspects are thin on the ground but the investigators doggedly press on in their quest to make sense of the forensic evidence. Turmoil in the personal sphere does little to help Mahoney track down the killers. 

The third instalment in this series turns the spotlight on the damage inflicted by the prevalence of gambling in modern Australia. Mahoney and his colleagues soon realise that the glamour is cursory and the stakes are all too high.  

Author

sj brown

sjbrown is the pen-name of Tasmanian author Stephen Brown. A semi-retired teacher of literature and sport he now devotes the greater part of his energies to the Detective Inspector Mahoney series. Having worked and travelled overseas he is now happily resident in a state (the place) enjoying a resurgence in reputation and is settled in a state (the condition) of exhausted contentment. His intention is to keep writing until he drops off the twig (hoping it's not too soon as he's only 52) because he knows it is something he feels inspired when doing and he hopes readers will enjoy his depiction of characters under pressure.

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Series: John Mahoney

Book Number:
3
2016
Book Number:
2
2015
Book Number:
1
2014
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