Author(s): Ed Chatterton
A pulsating psychological thriller that takes you from the dark heart of a cold English city to the searing white-heat of an Australian wilderness...By Merseyside standards it's been some time since a decent corpse arrived on his patch, but now, on a bone-cold October morning, Detective Inspector Frank Keane's wait is over. The son of Keane's old boss, the legendary DI Menno Koopman, has been discovered dead twelve thousand miles from his Australian home, lashed to a scaffolding pole on Liverpool's bleak shoreline. It's the start of a vicious cycle of violence spanning half the globe. For Koopman, who turned his back on a thirty-year career in the city to live the quiet life in northern New South Wales, the death of a son he never knew means a return to England and the past he'd left behind. Koopman has not been forgotten in his old hunting ground - not by his former colleagues, and not by the enemies waiting for him. As the body count rises in Liverpool and Australia, Keane and Koopman's search for the killer becomes a fight for survival.
Martin Chatterton was born in Liverpool, England, and has been succesfully writing and illustrating books for twenty five years. He has written dozens of children's books, mainly for upper primary to YA and has illustrated more than eighty books for many other writers, including three Children's Laureates. He won several awards in the UK before becoming an Australian citizen in 2006. His novel 'The Brain Finds A Leg' was shortlisted for the 2008 NSW Premier's Literary Award. His books have been translated into fourteen languages. Alongside his publishing work Martin also continues to work as a graphic designer and TV commercials director. He lives in northern NSW and is married with two children.