Shooting Star

Shooting Star

Shooting Star

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.

Peter Temple is Australia's most awarded crime writer. Text Publishing will release his full backlist—from the Jack Irish Thrillers to An Iron Rose and Shooting Star—in North America by early 2014.


'No summary or catalogue of details will do it justice. Read it for the writing and for where it says this sort of novel is today.'

'If you have not read a Temple thriller, you don’t know what you are missing.'
Adelaide Advertiser

'A tough, contemporary crime novel that takes the reader down some very mean Australian streets…A terrific read by one of Australia’s best crime novelists.'
Canberra Times

'Temple’s dialogue is crisp and the narrative at times poetic…a tense unputdownable thriller with full-throated characters and dynamite plot.'
Castlemaine Mail

'Peter Temple is, quite simply, the...

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