Retiring from a successful business at age 75, Pam Arnold discovered the fun of writing. The Procurers, the third in the Biddy and Justin suspense thriller series, is acclaimed as the most exiting yet. It is often suggested that Pam now 81, should write her memoirs. The reply, an adamant, "No way, even the suggestion might alarm some people!"
In The Procurers, amateur but lively senior sleuths Biddy and Justin find themselves back on board the Pacific Queen Royale, as agents for the Australian National Veterans Network. They are tasked with uncovering increasing and unexplained passenger disappearances at sea, and also to keep an eye on Professor Witherspoon, who is working with a world consortium to provide free, clean fusion energy via a Tokomak reactor in France. ANVN and Detective Inspector Brien Schultz from Adelaide Crime, also seeks help from celebrated Australian yachtsman, Sir Tim Harvey, to uncover terrorists at sea, whom Biddy suspects of abducting boat people as fodder for body parts, and processing them aboard the Goliath, a giant fishing trawler fitted with huge freezers. As one of the abductees is an American National, the U.S. Coast Guard is involved, providing use of a Black Hawk helicopter to track the Goliath, which escapes for concealment to an Indian ship demolition graveyard to continue its macabre butchery. Will Justin and the Black Hawk crew be in time to save Biddy and the abductees on the disabled trawler from imminent demolition?