Set in Far North Queensland where the climate is hot, the people a bit outside the box, and the crime realistic and nasty. Fox's characters have complex backgrounds, different current lives, and you're never sure about their futures.
Dark, brisk, dry noir that captures Queensland rural / regional life in a small town, on a small University campus, where everything happens at break-neck speed, and nobody knows how to escape their past.
A new and very welcome twist on the cold-case unit, Disher delivers a realistic, nuanced and not exactly perfect new character, in a great inner-city setting that drips new series potential from every page.
Stories from the man himself: mild-mannered, tradie, knock about bloke, Mike Daly who also was a counter intelligence specialist, and now takes private contracts to work covertly in some of the world's most dangerous trouble spots. When he's not working as a builder.