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‘a block of shadow pushing against a diffusing moonlight, the golden halo spreading out into the vineyards from its sides draining into the night like blood on a carpet’
Art Lazaar is a writer with a past he can’t escape. Mysteriously contracted to an unknown government agency while doubling as an academic, he feels the chill of a different evil crawling around his belly when asked to protect a young asylum seeker running from those who murdered her brother. It’s not a request he can refuse.
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Art Lazaar is a writer with a past he can’t escape. Mysteriously contracted to an unknown government agency while doubling as an academic, he feels the chill of a different evil crawling around his belly in the week an election is announced. He receives a call from an enigmatic homeless man connected to that same past, and is asked to protect a young asylum seeker running from those who murdered her brother. It’s not a request he can refuse. His only way forward is to hunt down the killers.
As the situation escalates, Lazaar is threatened with arrest, kidnapped, tortured and left for dead in the street, while the suspects disappear, die, or leave the country in the nick of time until he is left with no choice, a buried truth, and the only weapon in his arsenal…
Poetic Licence dives headlong into a world of political and institutional corruption, exposing the vast gulf between the words and deeds of the powerful, between the lives of the haves and have-nots, and the casual mistreatment of asylum seekers. Written in terse, propulsive prose, Poetic Licence is a clever thriller that won’t disappoint. David Whish-Wilson
A vividly-realised Fremantle is the apt setting for this zeitgeisty thriller. Hunter is an original and kick-ass protagonist. Alan Carter
|Dimensions||23.4 × 15.6 × 1.9 cm|
31.4 x 15.6 cm
|Interior Print & Paper||
Black and White, eggshell paper
FIC031010 FICTION / Thrillers / Crime, FIC031060 FICTION / Thrillers / Political, FIC062000 FICTION / Noir
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