ABOUT THE BOOK
It was the blasphemy laws which changed Britain forever. That’s what everyone said.
‘When he looked up he saw her across the road striding with her head down. She glanced back at the station entrance — at him, he thought — before she disappeared down a side street. He felt drawn to follow her. Was it possible she was his contact?’
A brilliantly constructed record of one of Kings Cross’s most infamous characters. A great city story.
Brimming with energy and good humour.
Sydney Morning Herald
A vibrant thriller in the guise of a quest for redemption, Dale’s novel is incandescent.
Moral ambiguity and burn-out are givens in Dale’s confident Sydney thriller which recalls the world of Jim Thompson.
The Guardian UK
Great energy, dynamic story-telling, intense entertainment.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
John Dale is an award winning author of nine books.
His best-selling true-crime biography, Huckstepp, was the winner of a Ned Kelly award, as was the first of his three crime novels. His other books are a memoir, Wild Life, an investigation into the fatal shooting of his grandfather in 1940’s Tasmania, a campus novel Leaving Suzie Pye, translated into Turkish, and a novella Plenty.