Web of Crimes by Peter d'Plesse9781922703132, 9781922703255
Web of Crimes
Loyalty, love, deceit, revenge, politics and money form an explosive mix.
Alex Dulaine is a strong willed, independent but vulnerable woman. After Jed Mitchell helped locate her grandfather’s aircraft lost in WW2, she’s attracted to him but resists commitment. Another adventure will delay the need for any decision. What happens when they become entangled with a Kurdish female warrior, a mercenary soldier for hire, a trophy wife who’s a bit smarter than perceived and a journalist struggling to rebuild her career?
Alex and Jed travel to Adelaide to investigate the disappearance of the scientist who found an aircraft in outback Australia. Attempted murder and a coded message with links to the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam and the Somerton Man mystery lead them deeper into the mystery. They discover the aircraft was carrying not only evacuees but also diamonds away from the Japanese conquest of 1942. Powerful forces are unleashed to recover that wealth and cover up the shocking crime it provoked.
An ex soldier is engaged to help. Jed and Alex take his advice and become unpredictable yet determined to follow the matter to its conclusion. They discover a survivor from the aircraft, now an old woman with a powerful story to tell. Following that story to its logical end becomes a gripping adventure where loyalty is tested to the limit. A professional killer is determined to complete his mission but not all is at it seems. Multiple agendas are at play.
Pressure on a trigger at the wrong time on the wrong target can open a world of unwanted problems. Who is the enemy and who may be an ally? Whose perception of events may be closest to the truth?
Making sense of this world as the clock ticks relentlessly away is a gripping story that will rivet the reader to its pages until its final conclusion.
Trim size: 6 x 9 (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Page count: 470
Internal pages: B&W
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