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.
Gangland killings, drugs, corruption ...
You've read the newspapers, now read the book! - a .22 calibre pistol. Good for a head shot. Nice and neat. Professional!
An acquitted cop-killer is executed in a St Kilda back-street. Another gangland killing, or a rogue cop out for revenge?
Suspicion falls on Rubens McCauley, a maverick detective with a lot of motive and plenty of enemies. With his marriage in tatters and a team of elite investigators hot on his heels, McCauley needs answers - and fast. His hunt for the killer draws him deep into an underworld of gangsters, hitmen and dance parties - and a past he'd do anything to forget.