Born in Denmark, my family and I moved to Australia in 1957, where I grew up in the small country town of Yallourn. After finishing school in 1970, I moved to Melbourne to attend Monash University and studied for a Bachelor of Science in botany and genetics. From 1975 to 1984, I worked in a variety of professions, including youth work, teaching, and as a laboratory technician. Deciding to return to study, I completed a Graduate Diploma in applied social research at Swinburne University in Melbourne, then worked in politics and community development until I once again returned to study at Swinburne, this time obtaining a Graduate Diploma in Business Information Technology in 1989. Since then, until retirement in 2006, I worked in the field of information technology, first as a software developer and business analyst with a large corporation, and then in computer support, finally spending nine years as a departmental IT Manager with Monash University. I now live in the Dandenong Ranges on the outskirts of Melbourne, and since retiring have spent more time enjoying photography and art, writing novels and an illustrated children’s book, short stories and poetry. My other life-long interests include gardening, interior decoration and the appreciation of pre-WWII architecture. Since I was a child, I have managed to acquire stray cats, sometimes having as many as six, and it is this intimate knowledge of cats and their fascinating behaviour that has allowed me to feature them in my mystery novels. More recently, I have developed a keen interest in the birds and wildlife living in my large garden, and they are the inspiration for my children’s book, ‘Boggle the Gymboot Bird’, which was illustrated by a young friend, Lucy Gao, who is currently a student at Monash University in Melbourne.
In the year 2457, in the Dandenong Ranges, on the outskirts
of Melbourne, Australia, a crime is committed by two young Norwegians that
affects the entire community. If caught, Yngwie and his friend Torleif, who are
expert communication systems hackers, must answer to the Federation Special
Others use the event as inspiration, plunging the forests
and its people into chaos. The lives of scientists, forest guardians and seed
gatherers are placed at risk, as are their cats – remarkable creatures bred in
special centres and able to influence human emotions.
Meanwhile, a new and intriguing forest inhabitant is
discovered and those who know of its existence must decide whether to reveal
its secret. In this third book of the series, that began with ‘The Cicada’,
followed by ‘A Death In The Making’, the story gradually links back to earlier,
unresolved questions and continues to explore the relationship between the main
characters and their feline companions.
--Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (re Once Gone)
THE PERFECT AFFAIR is book #7 in a new psychological suspense series by bestselling author Blake Pierce, whose #1 bestseller Once Gone (a free download) has over 1,000 five-star reviews.
A porn star is found dead, and the LAPD doesn’t think much of it. But FBI agent Jessie Hunt, 29, senses something much more sinister at play, something that may just reach into the upper echelons of power and society.
A fast-paced psychological suspense thriller with unforgettable characters and heart-pounding suspense, THE PERFECT AFFAIR is book #7 in a riveting new series that will leave you turning pages late into the night.
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