Author: Jon Cleary
First Published: 1998 (1999 Harper Collins edition pictured).
As Sydney prepares for its grand role as host of the next Olympic Games, homocide detective Scobie Malone stumbles upon a scam that will do nothing for the city’s image. Illicit deals are being struck and money from Hong Kong is being banked in large quantities. But whose money is it, and where is it really from?
A series of cold-blooded assassinations follow, as the ruthless individuals behind the conspiracy seek to eliminate anyone who poses a security risk. Meanwhile Scobie’s investigation is frustrated at every turn by a wall of silence as vast as the Great Wall of China, making progress impossible… until he finds the cracks which will lead him to the unexpected truth.