Once a spy always a spy… 

Former British secret agent Bromo Perkins finds his strings being pulled again in Tony Berry’s latest crime thriller, Twisted Trees. 

Bromo’s long been ‘retired’ to Australia where he runs a one-man travel agency. 

His clients are a select group – including other ‘sleepers’, acting on orders from London, people like businessman Dave McCoy. 

But Bromo soon discovers somebody has it in for the Melbourne McCoys. 

Four siblings of the family are one by one hunted, humiliated and brutally assaulted. 

Torture, head-shaving, arson and drowning are the means. 

Two die from their wounds, and The Tree Surgeon proclaims his mission with chilling messages. 

But where there is trouble in Bromo’s life, there is always the lovely Liz Shapcott to help dig him out. 

Together they begin the peel back the layers of McCoy’s past, eventually leading all the way back to the London Blitz. 

But not before Bromo has himself suffered his own beating at the hands of … who exactly? 

Who really is fellow agent Steve Stone? Under the surface, who is Dave’s new partner, the self-styled Melissa McCoy? And how does the decrepit old-timer George Smith, who lives in luxurious splendour, fit in? 

And can Bromo and Liz finally clinch it as a couple by together solving the riddle of who is the real McCoy? 


Tony Berry

Tony Berry has turned his hand to novel writing after a long career as a journalist in the UK and Australia, most recently as a sub-editor since 1990 with the Sunday Herald, the Sun and on the news desk at the Herald Sun.

His experience has embraced everything from local weekly newspapers to metropolitan dailies, and from trade and industrial journals to mass market magazines and high quality lifestyle publications.

As a writer, Tony has travelled all over the world reporting for tourism industry newspapers and later in his role as travel editor for newspapers including the Adelaide Advertiser, Sunday Observer and The Age. He has also contributed chapters and sections to international travel guides.


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