Introduction by Adrian McKinty

Pat Carson’s old eyes were on me, looking for something.

‘Man is born unto trouble,’ he said.

I said, ‘As the sparks fly upwards.’

Deep lines at the corners of his mouth. ‘Know your Job. Soldier. Policeman. Haven’t been a bloody priest too, have you?’

Anne Carson: fifteen, beautiful, wayward. Abducted.

The rich Carsons have closed ranks and summoned Frank Calder, subject to strict instructions. This is not the first kidnapping in the Carson family and hard lessons have been learned.

But are the two events connected? And is greed the motivation? Revenge? Or could it be something else? To find out, Frank Calder must go beyond his brief.

And his every step into the darkness may end a girl’s life.

 

First published two decades ago, this standalone crime novel is Peter Temple at his brilliant best. 

Author

Peter Temple

Born in South Africa, Peter Temple moved to Australia in 1980 as a journalist. He settled in Sydney, before moving to Melbourne to edit Australian Society magazine. He has worked extensively as a journalist and editor, for newspapers and magazines in several countries. He has also taught journalism, editing and media studies at a number of universities. Temple was the first senior lecturer in Editing and Publishing, playing an important role in establishing the prestigious Professional Writing and Editing course at Melbourne's RMIT University. In 1995, he became a self-employed editor and full-time writer. 

Country of Origin

Books:

Series: Frank Calder

Series: Jack Irish

Series: Joe Cashin

Series: John Anselm

Series: Mac Faraday

Series: Stephen Villani

ISBN
9781925773231
Year of Publication
Publisher
Review Shooting Star, Peter Temple
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, June 11, 2019

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