When the sun lowers itself into the bay and leaves the sky over St Kilda a dark crimson, it's beautiful and threatening at the same time. But the tourists don't see it that way. They only see the pretty colours and the calm water, the restaurants and the palm trees. They don't see the stabbings and the fights, the brawls and the rapes ...

When a young runaway is found dead in St Kilda one morning, a syringe hanging out of his arm, no one is terribly shocked. A known junkie, the kid's criminal record was as long as the Scenic Railway. Even local detective Rubens McCauley is quick to conclude Dallas Boyd died of an accidental overdose.

But anomalies in the boy's death - and the haunting memory of a childhood friend - continue to nag at McCauley. Unable to shake his unease, he fights to revive the investigation. Case re-opened, he soon finds himself enmeshed in a secret network of paedophiles, child abusers and underage prostitutes.

Forced to look evil in the eye, McCauley must conquer his own demons as he battles to find justice for a young boy he never met but has come to know intimately in death ...


Jarad Henry

Jarad Henry is a prolific reader and writer of hard-boiled police drama. His short stories have been published in numerous journals, magazines and online, including the ABC's "Dust on My Shoes" collection. Having worked in the criminal justice system for the past ten years, Head Shot showcases the author's profound knowledge of the underworld. Weaving together the chaotic stories of maverick detective Rubens McCauley and rookie constable Cassie Withers, Henry paints a brutal and honest portrait of police life at the raw end.

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Series: Rubens McCauley

Year of Publication
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Review BLOOD SUNSET - Jarad Henry
Karen Chisholm
Monday, May 5, 2008
Blog Currently Reading - Blood Sunset, Jarad Henry
Karen Chisholm
Sunday, May 4, 2008
Blog Blood Sunset, Jarad Henry
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

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