From the winner of the 2009 Ned Kelly Award comes a sensational new novel
It's November 2007. There's sewage in the big lake at the heart of the soulless city, Canberra, the TABs have been emptied by a deadly horse virus and the longest Federal election campaign of all time still has a fortnight to run.
One-time star detective Brad Chen seems destined for a desk job until someone starts shooting dodgy property developers in Perth and Adelaide. The state coppers he's sent to assist aren't much interested in anything he can do to help out, even when the body counts extends to shonky financial advisers, crooked lawyers and assorted other fraudsters in the eastern capitals. Chen is nonetheless determined to track down the hitman the public is calling a hero.
Rip Off delivers readers another big serve of the solid plotting, witty dialogue and eccentric characters they've come to expect from the Brad Chen series and its Ned Kelly award-winning author.
About the Author
Kel Robertson was born on the south coast of New South Wales in the mid-1950s. He lived in Sydney, Wagga Wagga and Cobar before attending high school in Bathurst in the early 1970s. He is a graduate of four Australian universities and has been a bored non-completer at a number of other tertiary institutions. He lives and works in Canberra.
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 1st September 2011
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.6 x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1