Steve Gerlach is one of Australia's few thriller writers. Born and bred in Australia, Gerlach's fast-paced, cut-to-the-bone style is a refreshing voice in the dry, barren Australian literary scene. Steve's background includes many varied roles. He has worked as an editor for a book publisher; as the editor-in-chief of an Australian motorcycle magazine; editor and publisher of an international crime magazine, Probable Cause; a researcher and columnist for a major Australian daily newspaper; a Technical Publications Officer in the security industry; marketing executive for an international telecommunications software company; and currently works in the field of international transit producers. He also worked as the Historical Advisor on the Australian film, Let's Get Skase. Steve Gerlach lives in Melbourne. He is currently working on a new novel.
She was on his sofa, reading a book. She was a complete stranger. And she was naked!
Her name was Zoe, and she had survived a horrific ordeal. Fleeing from trouble and the threat of death, Zoe turned to her best friend, Helen.
Driving for three days straight, she arrived cold and hungry on Helen's doorstep. But Helen was at work. Leaving Helen's husband, John, and Zoe together - all alone.
Having escaped from a life of terror and violence, Zoe was sure she could hide out with them for a while. Just long enough to get back on her feet and her life in order again.
John's only mistake was to agree she could stay with them!
Because Zoe's past was fast catching up with her. And that past would draw them all into a game of life and death.
By letting her stay, John had no idea of the horror that would be visited on them all!
For someone had a game to finish - a game that could turn very deadly indeed.