It is Melbourne 1989. While investigating organised crime, Peter Clancy is caught up in a sinister plot involving drug importation, police corruption, and some very kinky sex.
Along the way, Peter meets a young lawyer and is instantly besotted with her—unlike his friends and colleagues who see something disturbing beneath her wholesome exterior.
Enter the world of the thorny devils—where nothing is as it seems. Thornydevils heralds the much anticipated return of hard-living Melbourne Truth journalist, Peter Clancy.
Author, T.W.Lawless, comes out swinging with his second thriller about a crusading journalist.
The ability to deliver a distinctive urban Australian atmosphere is a strong point for Australian crime writer, T.W.Lawless.
Thornydevils is a sexy, action-packed romp featuring larrikin and hard-living journalist, Peter Clancy.
Some nasty characters, the murky setting and themes of corruption, drug trade and sexual domination amp up the grit factor. The elements are there for an entertaining crime read that is bound to appeal to viewers of shows like Underbelly. For me, the Australian feel (setting and characters) was the stand-out. Lawless is on his way to being a crime writer to watch.