A stylish and brilliantly paced thriller from a great Australian writer.
'You don't blow a person's head away, and then shoot him in the back.' Ken Cardinal pulled the sheet back over the body .
Ken Cardinal is summoned to Australia to identify the murdered body of his son, a laser physicist. His search for the killer - and the motive - takes him from Sydney to remote Arnhem Land and across Asia to the wilds of Cambodia's Cardomom Mountains.
Along the way he is beguiled by a smart investigative journalist. Both are caught up in the web of betrayal, and discover that the hunters can become the hunted.
Roland Perry is one of Australia's best-known authors. Born in 1946, he began his writing career at The Age newspaper in Melbourne, starting in 1969. After five years spent in the United Kingdom making documentary films, he published his first novel, Program for a Puppet, which was an international bestseller, in 1979. He has since written over twenty-five more books, many of which have gone on to become non-fiction bestsellers, including The Don, the definitive biography of Donald Bradman, Miller's Luck, The Changi Brownlow, The Australian Light Horse and Monash: The Outsider Who Won a War.
Crime & Mystery
Allen & Unwin
A&U House Of Books
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Thriller / suspense