From the award-winning Jon Cleary, a new vel featuring Sydney detective Scobie Malone. Two people are murdered in one night...in the same hotel. The first victim is a cleaner, and the second turns out to be the wife of the American ambassador. Alarm bells are ringing in the Sydney's Homicide and Serial Offenders Unit and, as if he didn't have eugh to contend with fending off interested parties from the FBI, CIA and federal authorities, Scobie Malone finds himself confronted with a long-forgotten girlfriend who is the widow of an abusive husband.
Jon Cleary, who died in July 2010, was the author of over fifty novels, including The High Commissioner, which was the first in a popular detective fiction series featuring Sydney Police Inspector Scobie Malone. In 1996 he was awarded the Inaugural Ned Kelly Award for his lifetime contribution to crime fiction in Australia. His last novel, FOUR-CORNERED CIRLCE, was published in 2007.
Shortlisted for Ned Kelly Awards for Australian Crime Writing: Best Crime Novel 2002.