PI Gemma Lincoln and Sergeant Angie McDonald are on the case - tracking down a cold-blooded killer and piecing together evidence that hints that the murdered may have been the cop. Gabrielle Lord draws on all her skills to weave a story that is bloody and unpredictable, yet at the same time personal, warm and very thoughtful. She stands alone as a writer who can bring together a brutal, complex crime plot with a very modern relationship story and make both threads thrilling and compelling.
"Another Excellent Story"
Gemma and Kit's childhood was overshadowed by their father's conviction for murdering their mother. Thirty years later he is released from prison, sparking conflict between the sisters, who have different opinions about his guilt. At the same time a series of gruesome incidents involving slashed women's clothing escalates into a serial murder. Both Gemma and Kit become caught up in a terror linked to past secrets.
When high-flying Sydney lawyer Cass Meredith is appointed head of a state inquiry into a child pornography racket, she sees it as an opportunity to clean up the city. But she doesnt count on ex-Vice Squad detective John Carrigan - with his reputation for taking bribes and liking underage girls - being made her second-in-command.
When Jack left the police force to join the Forensic Science Unit in Canberra, he thought his days of visiting crime scenes were over. But while he's on leave in Sydney, his old friend Bob asks him to help out with a series of grisly murders. Someone is horribly mutilating and murdering convicted paedophiles the moment they are released from jail. Still grieving from the collapse of his marriage and the disappearance of Jacinta, his teenage daughter, four years earlier, Jack tries to make sense of what is happening.
Life is suddenly very busy for forensic examiner Jack McCain. He’s just left the crime scene of a murdered scientist - suspected lethal factor: anthrax - when his boss calls, asking Jack to head up the department for a while. And there’s also the matter of a dead nun that Jack needs to look into; Sister Gertrude has lived quietly in a secluded convent since early adulthood, so she can’t have had much chance to offend anyone. Could her murder relate to her Croatian background? And what is the meaning of the carved symbol on the slain nun’s leg?
When PI Gemma Lincoln agrees to investigate the disappearance of a student from exclusive Netherleigh Park Ladies' College, she finds herself drawn into a double murder case with the life of a third student in peril. Gemma's policewoman friend, Angie McDonald, is the investigating officer, but she is overworked, undermined and crazy in love. When Gemma discovers the missing students were live-cam girls, with links to a hardcore pornography site, she suspects that the college's formidable principal is involved in a cover-up, either to protect herself or someone else...