A bit of a mixed bag this month with some more literary elements along with the usual bag of crime....
Jonathan MacPherson - Outback Creed (2017) - purchased copy
New-to-me author and a speculative punt in the dark, though at under a pound not too much of a risk taken. I like Aussie set crime fiction, I like the premise of the book and it's not over-long at less than 200 pages.
An intense thriller, loaded with action and shocking twists you will not see coming.
A lawyer vacationing in the outback becomes a target in a high-stakes conspiracy.
A Billion dollar mining deal.
Lawyer Tom McLaren makes a trip to the outback, where he hopes to talk an Aboriginal community into giving up their land to his client, a mining magnate. Negotiations prove difficult and lengthy, and Tom and his colleagues take a weekend trip deep into the outback, where they hope to get some fresh ideas.
To their horror, they become caught in a dangerous altercation with a deranged gunman, and their trip soon becomes a nightmare.
The men are forced to flee separately. Tom is fortunate enough to be accompanied by an Aboriginal boy, who guides him safely into a small town. There, Tom learns of a conspiracy involving the mining company, and both he and the boy become targets.
The mastermind behind the scheme remains an enigma. What is clear is that crooked cops and a deadly assassin are on the payroll, and they will stop at nothing to see the job through and eliminate all possible witnesses-including Tom.