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An Iron Rose

An Iron Rose: Text Classics

Text Classics

Peter Temple

Introduction by Les Carlyon

The classic thriller by the five-time winner of the Ned Kelly Award

The pain seemed to dissolve. Cold and rough tarmac against the face, chill wind down here at ground level, smell of French perfume on my shirt, delicious. I registered that but all I felt was sad. This is a stupid way to go, I thought. Careless.

When Mac Faraday’s best friend is found hanging, the assumption is suicide. But Mac is far from convinced, and he’s a man who knows not to accept things at face value.

A regular at the local pub, a mainstay of the footy team, Mac is living the quiet life of a country blacksmith—a life connected to a place, connected to its people.

But Mac carries a burden of fear and vigilance from his old life.

And as this past of secrets, corruption, abuse and murder begins to close in, he must turn to long-forgotten resources to hang on to everything he holds dear, including his own life.

Peter Temple
About the Author

Peter Temple is the author of nine novels, including four books in the Jack Irish series. He has won the Ned Kelly Award for Crime Fiction five times, and his widely acclaimed novels have been published in over twenty countries.

The Broken Shore won the UK’s prestigious Duncan Lawrie Dagger for the best crime novel of 2007 and Truth won the 2010...

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Extent:
304pp
Format:
Paperback
Text publication date:
26 April 2012
First published:
1998
Region:
VIC
ISBN:
9781921922305
AU Price:
$12.95
NZ Price:
$15.99
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