After selling his start-up business, Sam has the kind of money only dreams are made of. Young, and married to the love of his life, it’s time for Sam to enjoy his good fortune.

That is, until Sam’s Chief Financial Officer is taken hostage by a ruthless criminal demanding a document in his possession. A brutal murder follows, Sam is the prime suspect, and soon he and his wife, Lauren, are on the run from both the police and a faceless network of conspirators somehow connected to the company they just bought out.

In a fight for survival, you need to know who to trust. And when it’s no longer the company you work for, and your best friend is dead, who do you turn to?


Stuart Black

Stuart Black was born in Sydney and attended school in Sydney and London. During his teens he developed a taste for playing and writing music but in his twenties realised that passion alone wasn’t going to pay the bills. So, after graduating from university, he started working for a large media company. A few years of data analysis later, it was time for a move into the fast-paced world of advertising. Despite the late nights engaged in the battle between commercialism and creativity (or perhaps because of them), he found himself waking up with the drive to pursue a new dream, writing adult fiction. His advertising career took him to London and beyond and even provided the occasional opportunity to perform in dimly lit European piano bars when the business meetings were over. And it familiarised him with a world that would later form the backdrop to his first published novel, Shallow Water.

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