David Whish-Wilson lives in Fremantle, Western Australia, where he teaches creative writing at Curtin University. He is the author of short stories and the novel The Summons, published in 2006.
It is Fremantle in 1989 and Frank Swann is at home, suffering from an undiagnosed and debilitating illness.
When Frank is called in to investigate an incident at a local brothel, it soon appears there is a link between the death of two women and the arrival of the US nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Carl Vinson in the port city.
Shore Leave is the fourth book in the Frank Swann series and also features Lee Southern, the main character from True West.