Pat Carson’s old eyes were on me, looking for something.
‘Man is born unto trouble,’ he said.
I said, ‘As the sparks fly upwards.’
Deep lines at the corners of his mouth. ‘Know your Job. Soldier. Policeman. Haven’t been a bloody priest too, have you?’
Anne Carson: fifteen, beautiful, wayward. Abducted.
The rich Carsons have closed ranks and summoned Frank Calder, subject to strict instructions. This is not the first kidnapping in the Carson family and hard lessons have been learned.
But are the two events connected? And is greed the motivation? Revenge? Or could it be something else? To find out, Frank Calder must go beyond his brief.
And his every step into the darkness may end a girl’s life.
First published two decades ago, this standalone crime novel is Peter Temple at his brilliant best.
The Text Publishing Company; May 2019
- ISBN: 9781925774122
- Read online, or download in secure ePub format
- Title: Shooting Star
Series: Text Classics
- Author: Peter Temple; Adrian McKinty (other)
Imprint: Text Publishing
In The Press
'[A] gritty, well-executed tale of greed and vengeance.'
About The Author
Peter Temple is the author of nine novels, including four books in the Jack Irish series. He won the Ned Kelly Award for Crime Fiction five times, and his widely acclaimed novels have been published in over twenty countries.
The Broken Shore won the UK’s prestigious Duncan Lawrie Dagger for the best crime novel of 2007 and Truth won the 2010 Miles Franklin Literary Award, the first time a crime writer had been awarded a prize of this calibre anywhere in the world. Temple’s Jack Irish series has been made into films with Guy Pearce starring as Jack Irish.
Temple died in 2018.