Shooting Star

Shooting Star

Category: 
Crime Fiction
Thriller

Frank Calder - ex-soldier and sacked police hostage negotiator - is just eking out a living as a mediator when he's approached by Pat Carson, patriarch of the dynastic Carson family. Pat wants him to deliver ransom money to kidnappers who've abducted his great-granddaughter, Anne. Frank urges Pat to call in the law, but he refuses, since police bungling nearly cost the life of another Carson child kidnapped years before.  So a reluctant Frank begins to deal with the kidnappers, and quickly becomes convinced that both Carson kidnappings were motivated by something other than money.

Special Interests: 
Hostage Negotiation
ISBN: 
1863252509
Location: 
Melbourne
Publisher: 
Bantam
Year of Publication: 
1999

SHOOTING STAR - Peter Temple

Author Information
Book Title: 
Shooting Star
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781021351389
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Location: 
Melbourne
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2008

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Text have recently released SHOOTING STAR - originally published in 1999 and re-reading it is absolutely no chore whatsoever.

"The house was in a street running off Ballarat Road.  Doomed weatherboard dwellings with rusting roofs and mangy little patches of lawn faced each other across a pocked tarmac strip.  At the end of the street, by the feeble light of a streetlamp, two boys were kicking a football to each other, uttering feral cries as they lost sight of it against the almost-dark sky."