Still reeling from the accidental death of his fiancée, Regan Paul returns from Washington to his home town of Wanganui, hoping to become a National candidate in the forthcoming general election.
However, he finds a town equally depressed after the shock closure of the main employer and the unsolved brutal murders of two young children. Against this ominous backdrop he comes under the bewitching spell of the mysterious Mandy Essen, and finds himself entrapped in a web of sensational events that threaten both his campaign and his life.
Michael Laws has written a stunning thriller/whodunit, with a cast of memorable characters and a shocking climax that will linger long after the final page has been turned.
Michael Laws’ best-selling memoir about his years in politics, The Demon Profession, created a storm on its release in 1998. But on one thing critics were united: Michael Laws was a writer of exceptional talent. He ‘has a wonderful way with words,’ said one, while others called him variously ‘an entertaining story-teller’, ‘a clever writer who would have made a devastating gossip columnist’, ‘skilful … colourful and shrewd’. Michael Laws is now working on his second novel.
Paperback, 317 pages. In very good preloved condition.