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Marshall Browne is easily the best Australian mystery writer. Nicely sophisticated and generous-minded. Kate Jennings Shortlisted for the Best Crime Fiction Award, Ned Kelly Crime Awards

Marshall Browne is easily the best Australian mystery writer. Nicely sophisticated and generous-minded. Kate Jennings Shortlisted for the Best Crime Fiction Award, Ned Kelly Crime Awards

The new thriller from the author of the critically acclaimed Eye of The Abyss and the Inspector Anders series. Tokyo Detective Aoki is devastated when influence and power undermine a major investigation.

Unwilling to let go, he is sent to a remote Japanese retreat in the mountains for a vacation. His stay quickly becomes a hotbed of suspense as Aoki realizes that all the guests are harboring secrets. A sudden snowstorm traps everyone just as Aoki begins to piece together each guest's connection to an unsolved disappearance years prior.Trapped by the snow, the retreat becomes a maze of stone walls, a geisha's seduction, and bloody murders in the night. Before long, Aoki realizes that his earlier investigation and the unsolved disappearance are part of a larger scheme.

Marshall Browne once again crafts an intelligent thriller with a riveting pace and spellbinding plot.

Reviews

This elegant and intelligent mystery steadily draws the reader into its thrall, as the plot twists its way to a surprising and violent conclusion.

Canberra Times

Browne always demonstrates a capacity to surprise with plot and prose.

The Bulletin

A classic locked-room mystery. Browne presents a cast of enigmatic characters, a clash of the traditional and the modern, a dogged investigator who finds poetry in chaos and despairs of a case that is like trying to grab hold of smoke.

The Adelaide Advertiser

E is for effort in this crisp, credible and explosive tale about a rumpled Japanese detective

Sydney Morning Herald

Riveting

Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin

A fine, distinctive thriller

Townsville Bulletin

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  • Paperback

    9781741665277

    January 1, 2007

    Random House Australia

    304 pages

    RRP $19.99

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    9781742742328

    October 1, 2010

    Random House Australia

    304 pages

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