I spent thirty years in the advertising industry with Australia's largest advertising agency, George Patterson, in Sydney and throughout Asia. Since retirement I have written several (non crime) books including Milli the Magpie and the Penguin Guide to Retirement Hotspots. I also paint abstract artworks combining oils and airbrushing. I have three children and five grand children and live in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs with Judy, my partner of over twelve years. The idea for my first book began on 29th July 2011 when I visited a new up market restaurant in Sydney's Kings Cross, where friends and I observed cocaine dealing going on around us despite a strong police presence in the street outside. I had also experienced a murder in my own home some years earlier. Just a week later there was an armed siege in the house next door to where I live, which to me was just further proof of how all our lives are intertwined. And I thought...'There's definitely a book in this'. This is my first attempt at a crime novel.
Priest of Evil is a 700 page paperback and e-book trilogy. The three books are The Purifier, Pure Greed (sibling rivalry) and Pure Blood (blackmail lies and body parts).
Detective Sergeant Tom Jackson and his team carry out a drug bust only to discover it leads to something even more sinister. The story involves journalists, politicians, bikie gangs, and a spin doctor, all somehow connected to a small religion led by a fanatical priest known to his brethren as the Purifier. Tom pieces the clues together and solves the mystery which takes him from Sydney to the Gibson Desert, and from Monte Carlo to China. Priest of Evil has been edited by Cindy Cato.