Before the TV series came the books. With their trademark forensic skills, respected journalists John Silvester and Andrew Rule bring to life stories of gang wars and crooked cops, of crimes in high places and suffering in low, of murder, courtroom drama and political machinations, of drug lords and hitmen in crash-through-or-crash grabs for power and territory.
In 1986, Sallie-Anne Huckstepp was strangled and drowned in Centennial Park, Australia. Five years earlier she had accused armed hold-up detectives of murdering her lover. In this blend of biography and detective novel, the author investigates the life of the woman who spoke out against corruption.
John Dale is the author of six books and is currently Head of Creative Practices at UTS where he teaches fiction and non-fiction.
Inspector Anders of the Rome Police force became a national hero when he closed down an anarchist group ten years ago. But in the action he lost a leg - and his nerve. Since then he has made his moral compromises with the corruption of the Italian state. Now he has been given one last job before early retirement: to close an inquiry into the murder of a respected judge in southern Italy.
Anne Carson: fifteen, beautiful, wayward. Abducted.
The rich Carsons have closed ranks and summoned Frank Calder, retired police negotiator, subject to strict instructions. This is not the first kidnapping in the Carson family and hard lessons have been learned. But are the two events connected? And is greed the motivation? Revenge? Or could it be something else?