THE AWARD-WINNING CLASSIC FROM THE WINNER OF THE 2007 DUNCAN LAWRIE DAGGER Anne Carson: fifteen, beautiful, wayward. Abducted. The rich Carsons have closed ranks and summoned Frank Calder, retired police negotiator, subject to strict instructions. This is not the first kidnapping in the Carson family and hard lessons have been learned. But are the two events connected? And is greed the motivation? Revenge? Or could it be something else? To find out, Frank Calder must go beyond his brief. And his every step into the darkness may end a girl's life. A tense, involving crime novel with all the hallmarks of classic Peter Temple: sharp dialogue, vivid characters and a crackerjack plot.
'[A] gritty, well-executed tale of greed and vengeance.' Publishers Weekly 'As always, Temple is a master of the complex plot and his characters leap from the page fully realised in a taut, action-packed thriller.' Telegraph UK 'If you have not read a Temple thriller, you don't know what you are missing.' Adelaide Advertiser 'Displaying Temple's keen sense of place and his sharp ear for dry dialogue, Shooting Star is a tough, contemporary crime novel that takes the reader down some very mean Australian streets...a terrific read by one of Australia's best crime novelists.' Canberra Times 'Peter Temple is, quite simply, the finest crime writer we have and Shooting Star reminds us why and how he has set a standard internationally that few come near. His Chandler-like ability to capture the dark corners of our sunniest places is as good as it gets. Temple weaves past and present beautifully...a terrific and powerful read.' Hobart Mercury 'No summary or catalogue of details will do it justice. Read it for the writing and for where it says this sort of novel is today.' Age '[A] gritty, well-executed tale of greed and vengeance.' Publishers Weekly
Published: March 2008
Dimensions (cm): 18.4 x 14.4 x 1.6
Weight (kg): 18.4
Edition Number: 1