Journalist Grace Marks, needing a story to boost her career and finances, is intrigued by a surge in minor crime in New Zealand suburbs. She discovers it’s organised, but why? Her investigations lead her to Will Manilow, CEO of Erebus Optics, whose security company uses innovative technology from America.
Manilow’s business is booming but he’s suspicious of his American owner’s motives. While searching through their internal website he stumbles over a document that outlines what they are planning, and what’s at stake. Saving the document to a flash drive inadvertently triggers an alert deep in America.
2023 Ngaio Marsh Awards
Finalist – Best First Novel
“Grace is a welcome change from typical muck-rakers seen in fiction. Encompassing corporate greed plus shadier sides of government, this is an unusual espionage thriller that packs a decent punch.”