Neddies2015 https://www.austcrimefiction.org/taxonomy/term/3856 en Currently Reading - High Beam, sj brown https://www.austcrimefiction.org/blog/currently-reading-high-beam-sj-brown <span>Currently Reading - High Beam, sj brown</span> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/user/1" lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Karen</a></span> <span>Wed, 06/05/2015 - 07:06 pm</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Head down catching up with some of the books I've had here for too long and contributing to my quest for the Neddies 2015 Best First Crime entries.</p> <p><strong>From the Blurb:</strong></p> <p>Something is very rotten in the state of Tasmania.</p> <p>Brad Finch, the marquee player of the Tassie Devils Football Club, is the victim at the heart of a new murder mystery. Intense media interest, interfering superior officers and corrupt business interests all threaten to derail the homicide investigation conducted by the Serious Crimes Squad.</p> <p>Forensic analysis, dogged detective work and inspiration may prove insufficient in the search for the true perpetrators. The team must face unpalatable truths about the nature of professional sport and the exercise of power in modern Australian society.</p> <p>Detective Inspector John Mahoney, the hero of this international crime series of police procedurals, is an outsider in his hometown of Hobart. Disillusioned by his private life and shocked by the corruption he unearths he queries his capacity to continue in the job.</p> <p>He must decide if he has the courage to 'speak truth to power'.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Tags</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/3226" hreflang="en">Currently Reading</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/3221" hreflang="en">#amreading</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/3853" hreflang="en">High Beam</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/3854" hreflang="en">sjbrown</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/9" hreflang="en">Australia</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/2320" hreflang="en">Crime Fiction</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/3855" hreflang="en">Tasmania</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/3856" hreflang="en">Neddies2015</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-book field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><div data-history-node-id="2436" class="row bs-2col node node--type-books node--view-mode-blogged-books"> <div class="col-sm-6 bs-region bs-region--left"> <div class="form-item js-form-item form-wrapper js-form-wrapper panel panel-default" id="bootstrap-panel"> <div class="panel-heading"> <div class="panel-title">BOOK INFORMATION</div> </div> <div class="panel-body"> <div class="field field--name-field-book-cover field--type-image field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"> <a href="/book/high-beam"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/book-covers/high-beam.gif?itok=6lfP_45P" width="147" height="220" alt="High Beam" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-author field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Author</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/author/sj-brown" hreflang="en">sj brown</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-isbn field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">ISBN</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item">B00L8H36NC</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-year-of-publication field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Year of Publication</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/851" hreflang="en">2014</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-series field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Series</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/1809" hreflang="en">John Mahoney</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-book-number-in-series- field--type-integer field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Book Number (in series)</div> <div class="field--item">1</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="col-sm-6 bs-region bs-region--right"> <div class="form-item js-form-item form-wrapper js-form-wrapper panel panel-default" id="bootstrap-panel--2"> <div class="panel-heading"> <div class="panel-title">BLURB</div> </div> <div class="panel-body"> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Something is very rotten in the state of Tasmania. Brad Finch, the franchise player of the Tassie Devils Football Club, is the victim at the heart of a new murder mystery. Forensic analysis, dogged detective work and inspiration may prove insufficient in the search for the true perpetrators of the conspiracy. Intensive media interest, interfering superior officers, and corrupt business interests threaten to derail the homicide investigation conducted by the Serious Crimes Squad. The team must face unpalatable truths about the nature of professional sport and the exercise of power in modern Australian society. Detective Inspector John Mahoney, the chief protagonist of this police procedural, is an outsider in his hometown of Hobart. Disillusioned by his private life and shocked by the corruption he unearths, he queries his capacity to continue in the job. He must decide if he has the courage to ‘speak truth to power’. Introducing a distinctively fresh voice in Australian fiction, HIGH BEAM is the first in a crime series that delves beneath the surface of the ‘lucky country’ to investigate the flaws of modern society.  </p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <section> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=5032&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=comment" token="00zU2UleWTByc8Hfep6PC0vDXKByFVQAoj08i_d8PuU"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Wed, 06 May 2015 09:06:19 +0000 Karen 5032 at https://www.austcrimefiction.org