This quartet of crime novels are all stand-alone, full length novels, and can be read in any order. Each has its own main characters, yet share some common secondary characters and locations. If you've read one of the quartet you'll remember Sonny Thaku, Ray Peterson, and Gary Mitchell. Those guys make an appearance in all the books. You'll also be familiar with some of the locations in Kings Cross like Ronnie's, The blue Room and the inimitable Harry's.
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She’s out to avenge her sister’s death, he’s on a path to self-destruction.
Can they find the evidence they need without getting caught? Are they strong enough to take on this fight without losing themselves in the process?
Find out in this action-packed thriller, filled with daring adventure and high-risk operations!
Heather Todd’s life had never been easy, but when her sister died as a result of overcut cocaine, everything changed. Now she’s determined to take down Sydney’s notorious organized crime ring, vowing to ensure her sister didn’t die in vain.
Ex MI6 operative turned world sailor, Sam Autenburg is on a bender after his partner died, also as a result of overcut cocaine. When one night things go desperately wrong for Sam, Heather comes to his rescue.
Taunting and goading him, she eventually convinces him to take on her cause and infiltrate the organized crime syndicate responsible for her sister’s, and his partner’s, deaths. Going after the brutal gang will be no easy feat, and in order to stop them, Sam and Heather must put their own lives on the line.
Together in loss and driven by revenge, Sam and Heather hunt for justice, and in doing so, begin their own path to redemption.
Shadow House is a story about how people are changed by circumstance and pressure, both external and internal, and how when released from that pressure, some are able to become their true selves.
I took a different approach to writing Flank Street than I did to writing Heather. I wrote the last page first, called it a prologue, and then worked out how the MC would get there. It was fun, and the writing went fast.
Flank Street is set mainly in Sydney’s Kings Cross. It’s written in first person from the distorted reality of Micky DeWitt, a shiftless career criminal and world sailor.
Micky Dewitt sails into Sydney on his run-down yacht Nina. Micky has always had to keep moving; from Hamburg, London, Boston, Antigua… the list goes on. Every time Micky ties up his boat in a new country, he lands in a heap of trouble. Why would Australia be any different?
He soon becomes a barhop in Kings Cross, Sydney’s red light district–where tourists, locals, gangsters and sex workers go about their daily business–then a burglar, and an arsonist, and an accessory to murder.
Micky observes the dysfunctional world around him with suspicion. And he’s right to be suspicious. You can’t trust anyone who inhabits Sydney’s underbelly, least of all Micky.
The two main female characters, seductive Carol, and the sweet and vulnerable Meagan, both play a part in Micky’s downfall. When he first meets Carol he makes assumptions about her based on the way she presents herself to the world. But as he gets to know her, he finds out that she has a depth and intelligence that are not immediately obvious. However, Carol has a dark side that soon surfaces, and it is that darkness that ultimately ensnares him. Nothing is what it seems, as Micky falls into a honey trap that spins his life out of control and pushes him to the edge of sanity.
Nick Miller runs a smoky bar in Sydney’s Kings Cross. He’s content with his life until ex-Lt Stacia Black appears and starts asking questions. With his loyalties divided between his underworld acquaintances, his aging aunt, and his desire for something better, he steps off the edge.
Set in Sydney’s Kings Cross, Chicago, and the Caribbean, Meet Me at Harry's was released in May 2016.
The forth of the novels set in Sydney is due for release early 2017. Once again it includes a hard-drinking protagonist, a femme fatale… or two, and some sailing.
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