Detective Harriet Blue needs to get out of town, fast.
With her brother under arrest for a series of brutal murders in Sydney, Harry's chief wants the hot-headed detective kept far from the press. So he assigns her a deadly new case - in the middle of the outback.
Deep in the Western Australian desert, three young people have disappeared from the Bandya Mine. And it's Harry's job to track them down.
But still reeling from events back home, and with a secretive new partner at her side, Harry's not sure who she can trust anymore.
And, in this unforgiving land, she has no idea how close she is to a whole new kind of danger . . .
"It's all delightfully Mad Max-ish, and more than a tad gothic, with the added joy of yet another feisty female warrior who is always going to win the war but not the battle." Sunday Morning Herald
James Patterson (Author)
JAMES PATTERSON is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. His books have sold in excess of 385 million copies worldwide. He is the author of some of the most popular series of the past two decades – the Alex Cross, Women’s Murder Club, Detective Michael Bennett and Private novels – and he has written many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand-alone thrillers.
James is passionate about encouraging children to read. Inspired by his own son who was a reluctant reader, he also writes a range of books for young readers including the Middle School, I Funny, Treasure Hunters, Dog Diaries and Max Einstein series. James has donated millions in grants to independent bookshops and has been the most borrowed author of adult fiction in UK libraries for the past eleven years in a row. He lives in Florida with his wife and son.
Candice Fox (Author)
Candice Fox is the middle child of a large, eccentric family from Sydney’s western suburbs. The daughter of a parole officer and an enthusiastic foster-carer, Candice spent her childhood listening around corners to tales of violence, madness and evil as her father relayed his work stories to her mother and older brothers.
Candice won back-to-back Ned Kelly awards for her first two novels –
Eden. She is also the author of the critically acclaimed
Gone by Midnight. Candice’s first collaboration with James Patterson,
Never Never, was a
Sunday Times and
New York Times no. 1 bestseller. They have co-authored three further novels featuring Harriet Blue –
Liar Liar and