Her friend's suspicious death propels Shelley to learn the truth. The police have covered it up, and powerful people are keeping deadly secrets. What will she risk to unravel the sinister mystery? Will she pay with her life?
A compelling and complex thriller where ordinary people discover an extraordinary conspiracy. They must choose. Stay silent and condone unspeakable injustice, or speak up and risk everything.
It's not just about principles, it's about lives. There is corporate greed and government corruption. It's packed with mystery, suspense, and intrigue. (In the complex style of John Le Carre and the socio-political themes of Peter Temple.)
Can ordinary people thwart a powerful conspiracy?
Shelley Ormond's life is about to change forever. Her friend, a young refugee, dies suddenly and the federal police have shrouded her case in secrecy. Shelley has never been bold, but she will have to break the rules and jeopardise her safe, public service career to learn the truth.
Her new friend Adrian, a medical researcher, is studying a mystery illness in outback communities. Young children are falling fatally ill, but there's no obvious cause although suspicious mining activity in the area is worth investigating.
Shelley delves deeper and is drawn into a sinister world of police cover-ups, organised crime, corporate greed, and government corruption. If she obeys the law, the powerful will continue to break it.
The stakes are high, and the treacherous schemers will do anything to keep their deadly secrets. Lives don't matter, not even hers.
Can they expose the plot before more lives are lost?
Will the formidable and ruthless forces behind the conspiracy stop them?
A Complex, Comprehensive Thrill Ride with Sharp Social Observation. This intricate socio-political thriller takes the reader through a mind-spinning myriad of mystery and intrigue while generating a delicious pallet of both likable and detestable characters. Greg McLaughlin (author of Third Party, Second Coming and more)
... an intense page-turner...The twists and turns of the plot keep us fearing and rooting for characters we have come to care about...a thrilling, twisting thriller with engaging, unforgettable characters. Matthew Arnold Stern (author of Amiga)
The story constantly surprises...I found myself going through a range of emotions: anger, surprise, fear, sadness, relief. Just when I thought I figured it out, the author put in another twist. Trudy Knowles (author of educational texts and an Inkitt author)
|Publisher:||H. R. Kemp|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.98(d)|
About the Author
I've had several short stories published: one in the UK anthology 'When Stars Will Shine' (9 Dec 2019) and two in the UK Writers' and Readers' Magazine.
My long and successful public service career spanned roles as diverse as: Management trainer, Team Facilitator, Statistician, and Laboratory assistant. I have been scribbling story snippets and scenes all my life, but in 2011 I got serious and completed a Graduate Certificate in Creative Writing, at Adelaide University. I had taken a variety of writing courses at Writers SA and WEA over the years. My original degree is a Bachelor of Science (majoring in Chemistry).
My other passions are travelling, (which includes writing a travel journal and taking copious photos), live theatre, art and of course, reading.