HEAD SHOT - Jarad Henry

Reviewed By
Sunnie Gill

The blurb on HEAD SHOT says Jarad Henry has worked in the legal criminal justice system for the past ten years.  It shows. There is a credibility to HEAD SHOT that implies that Henry knows how things work. He has met the people and walked the streets. Anyone who has been following the saga of the Melbourne gangland killings and the success of the Purana taskforce in securing convictions in relation to the killings, will find more than a few parallels in HEAD SHOT.  I don’t know exactly what Henry’s job has been the past few years, but I suspect there could be a true crime book there that might prove even more fascinating than HEAD SHOT.

Henry has a second novel BLOOD SUNSET due for publication in May, 2008 and I, for one, can’t wait.  


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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.

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