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From bestselling author and award-winning journalist Caroline Overington comes ather thought-provoking and heart-rending story, that reaches from the heart of Bondi to a small village in Tanzania. Shortly after 9.30 in the morning, a young man walks into Surf City, Bondi s newest shopping complex. He s wearing a dark grey hoodie and a bomb around his neck. Just a few minutes later he is locked in a shop on the upper floor. And trapped with him are four incent bystanders. For police chaplain Paul Doherty, called to the scene by Superintendent Boehm, it s a story that will end as tragically as it began. For this is clearly ordinary siege. The boy, kwn as Ali Khan, seems as frightened as his hostages and has yet to utter a single word. The seconds tick by for the five in the shop- Mitchell, the talented schoolboy; Mouse, the shop assistant; Kimmi, the nail-bar technician; and Roger Callaghan, the real estate agent whose reason for being in Bondi that day is far from incent. And of course there s Ali Khan. Is he the embodiment of evil, as the villagers in his Tanzanian birthplace believe? Or simply an incent boy, betrayed at every turn, who just wants a pl
Caroline Overington is the Associate Editor of the iconic magazine, The Australian Women's Weekly. Caroline has won the Walkley Award for Excellence in Journalism twice, and she's a former winner of the Sir Keith Murdoch prize for journalism, and of the Blake Dawson prize. She is the author of five bestselling novels- Ghost Child, I Came to Say Goodbye, Matilda is Missing, Sisters of Mercy and No Place Like Home.
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