Following the heart wrenching loss of his wife and childhood sweetheart senior homicide detective Henry Gordon's life began to slowly unravel. Forlorn and alone he was drifting further and further into siege both by his superiors' perception of him and by the younger officers' offhand attitude to his methodical tradecraft, that had, in the past, consistently yielded successful prosecution of offenders.
Suddenly his existence was turned upside down when he undertook the investigation of the apparent murder of a beautiful blonde woman. That led him to interview her associate Tracey DeLacy who introduced him to a world of astonishing wealth, power, sensuality and high technology.
In the ensuing avalanche of mysteries to be solved, wild adventures to survive and encounters both romantic and erotic, our hero also finds himself in mortal conflict with a group of supremely attractive cloned women who, apart from harbouring their own dark secrets, control a web of corporations that span the entire world.
Even though they are a generation apart, Henry Gordon and Tracey DeLacy also discover that grand passion does not respect the artificial boundary between a modern liberated woman and a plodding public servant who never quite relinquishes his vision of normality. Where that will take them after the dust settles is anybody's guess!
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About the Author
He spent a great deal of his younger days travelling by every means available all over the vast state of Queensland and also embarked on several long motoring trips through the other states of Australia. Willing to try his hand at anything he worked as a public servant, clerk, accounting machine technician, postal officer, taxi driver, milk vendor, motor mechanic, metal worker and even farm hand.
For relaxation Herbert enjoys reading, music, gardening and membership at a local gym. A lifetime fascination with movies has seen him build up an impressive library of titles both old and new and his tastes extend to most genres although he admits to a distinct bias to science fiction, modern action and romantic comedy.
Another aspect of modern life Herbert finds endlessly fascinating is aviation and the space industry. He recalls being on a study course when the first moon landing was achieved and admits that while the details of that epic journey come very easily to mind he has retained nothing about what the course was about!
All through his life Herbert nursed an ambition to write fictional novels. During his last decade of active employment human cloning became, and still is, a major social issue. He saw in that inspiration for a series of novels that were not too heavy handed or moralistic to explore at a reasonably practical level what might happen when a group of cloned women are unleashed upon an unsuspecting free world. So the Cleo Greens were born.
Naturally Herbert could not let the clones snatch all of the limelight so the story became a rollicking tale of adventure, romance, human relationships and ambition. As a writer he hopes that his readers enjoy his work as much as he did creating it!
At present Herbert has struck a conundrum as to what to do with the "Octagon Fragrance" series now that "The Nightingale Initiative" is complete. He is hoping that feedback from his loyal readers will present him with the best direction to take, but, rest assured, he will not remain idle for long!