Michael MacConnell was born and raised in NSW, and graduated from the University of Sydney with a degree in international relations, history and ancient history. He has travelled extensively and had a variety of jobs including working for several years in the security industry in the USA. He lives with his wife on the NSW Central Coast.
Special Agent Sarah Reilly has just been decorated for bringing down one of America's worst serial killers. Refusing extended leave, she goes straight back to work in the Boston field office. But the murder of a child, Milo Kane, sees her transferred to LA to head up the FBI's investigating task force.
Within weeks, public sympathy for Milo's parents splinters into suspicion, and the LA District Attorney rides the wave against them. Sarah suspects that the parents are withholding something and when she discovers their former bodyguard is missing, she inches closer to finding answers.