Présentation de l'éditeur
Pieces of art work from a suburban fire, prove to be original Caravaggio and Mondian works not known to exist in Sydney. Detective Inspector Fiona Collins enlists forensic accountant Karl Landry’s help. He shares his information with his close friend, lawyer Richard Catlin, and together they follow the clues, sometimes to the annoyance of DI Collins whose actions suggest she suspects
Ignoring Detective Inspector Collins’s instructions to back off they find themselves caught up in a vortex of international fraud, murder, smuggled masterpieces and power brokers in Sydney’s highest business echelons.
Told through the eyes of Karl, with his sense of right and wrong and his desire to bring to justice the powerful criminals who have so changed his life, this is a gripping story of danger, fraud, swindle, murder – and a deep and lasting friendship.
Biographie de l'auteur
Desmond L. Kelly, was born in Australia and now lives with his wife on Macleay Island in Moreton Bay, not that far from Brisbane, However, for almost all his life, he lived in New Zealand and so is an Australian by birth, a New Zealander by culture, a confusing mix. Originally trained as a geologist, he became a school teacher and taught in Levuka, Fiji for seven years, in which time he learned a lot. For thirteen years he was on the staff of Wellington College of Education training teachers. It was here he met his great friend mentioned in the dedication of this novel. Following that, he became a full time professional actor on radio, stage and screen, mainly in New Zealand but sometimes crossing the Tasman for Australina roles. His outside interests have always been in architecture, calligraphy and photography but now retired, he follows his long time love and writes.