Sergeant Nick Chester has dodged the Geordie gangsters he once feared, is out of hiding and looking forward to a quiet life. But gold fever is creating ill-feeling between prospectors, and a new threat lurks in the form of trigger-happy Americans preparing for Doomsday by building a bolthole at the top of the South Island.
As tensions simmer in the Wakamarina valley, Nick finds himself working on a cold-case murder and investigating a scandal-plagued religious sect. When local and international events reach fever pitch, Chester finds himself up against an evil that knows no borders.
PRAISE FOR THE BOOK
‘Either as a stand-alone or sequel, this story richly imagines rural New Zealand with pacey plot twists and great characters.’ Abbey’s Bookshop
‘… a compelling package suited to a television series.’ Weekend Australian
‘… an engaging combination of small-town policing, grisly murder investigation and family-life drama …’ The Booklover
‘Doom Creek is a fast-paced murder mystery, full of beautiful prose, wry humour and well-defined characters.’ Alanna, Better Reading