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Winner of the Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Novel.

Detective Inspector Daniel Clement is back in Broome, the tropical town where he grew up, licking his wounds from a busted marriage and struggling to be impressed by his new team of small-town, inexperienced cops. But stagnation and lethargy soon give way to a case with urgent purpose. On the edge of the desert, a man is found dead in a crocodile-infested watering hole. And he is only the first. The connection between the victims is elusive, but Clement must pursue it as a decades-old mystery begins to unravel and a monster cyclone brews on the horizon.

©2015 Dave Warner (P)2018 W. F. Howes Ltd

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 "Warner is a class act. The Jimmy Buffett of local crime writing." (Graeme Blundell) 

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Very enjoyable book

It was great to listen to a story set in my home state of Western Australia. I have been to Broome so could picture the setting. Also great to hear a strong Aussie accent and the use of slang in the tale. Story flowed well with a few twists along the way. Will look for more books by this writer

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Great story, well read.

As a fan of all things WA I was pleased to discover the Dave Warner books, Ric Herbert did a good job as a narrator and I enjoyed this book as much as the first in the series.

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