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Marlborough Man

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ABOUT
THE BOOK

If New Zealand is God’s work, it is unfinished. It’s still finding its shape and its place in the Universe. I know the feeling. 

Sergeant Nick Chester is in hiding after an undercover job gone wrong. If the rivers aren’t flooded and the land hasn’t slipped, the Marlborough Sounds can be paradise. Unless a ruthless man with a grudge is coming for you, in which case remote beauty has its own kind of danger.

While Nick waits for his past to catch up with him, he and his colleague, Constable Latifa Rapata, spend their days patrolling for speeding motorists and trigger-happy hunters. But there’s a predator at large, snatching children off the streets and it’s not long before the press give him a name – the Pied Piper.

Marlborough Man is a gripping story about the hunter and the hunted, and about what happens when evil takes hold in a small town.

 

 

ABOUT
THE AUTHOR Alan
Carter

Alan Carter was born in Sunderland, United Kingdom. He immigrated to Australia in 1991 and now lives just south of Hobart. He sometimes works as a television documentary director. In his spare time, he plunges into the icy Tasmanian waters for fun. He is the author of five Cato Kwong novels – Prime CutGetting WarmerBad SeedHeaven Sent and Crocodile Tears – and the Nick Chester novels Marlborough Man and Doom Creek, set in New Zealand.

Alan Carter was born in Sunderland, United Kingdom. He immigrated to Australia in 1991 and now lives just south of Hobart. He sometimes works as a television documentary director. In his spare time, he plunges into the icy Tasmanian waters for fun. He is the author of five Cato Kwong novels – Prime CutGetting WarmerBad SeedHeaven Sent and Crocodile Tears – and the Nick Chester novels Marlborough Man and Doom Creek, set in New Zealand.

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NOMINATING LIBRARY COMMENTS

Set within a stunning New Zealand location, Marlborough Man is a story of vengeance and perversions. Award winning author Alan Carter brings well developed, complex characters to life in rich and atmospheric settings, intertwining politics, culture and crime into a gritty and thrilling novel.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Date published
29/05/2017
Country
Australia
Original Language
English
Author
Publisher
Fremantle Press

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