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Fire With Fire

Candice Fox



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26 March 2024
Candice Fox's heart-pounding thriller- a couple hold the LAPD to ransom in a desperate attempt to find their missing daughter.

'One of the best thrillers of the year.' The Australian

'Clever investigative drama at its finest with a brilliant premise and masterful storytelling.' Good Reading

'That rarest of things - a thriller that completely exceeds the promise of a remarkable premise. This is breakneck stuff, and you'll need to remind yourself to take a breath.' Lisa Jewell

A married couple launch a deadly plan to find their missing child. A half-dead man washes up on a Los Angeles beach. A rookie cop is fired on her first day.

Ryan and Elsie Delaney don't accept the official line that their young daughter drowned on Santa Monica beach. Her body has never been found and their pleas for a proper investigation are rejected.

So now the desperate pair are raining hellfire on the police.

Taking three hostages at the Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center, they give law enforcement an ultimatum- if Tilly isn't located in the next 24 hours, they will destroy evidence in several major cases.

Detective Charlie Hoskins only just survived five years embedded with the ruthless gang known as the Death Machines. All his work is in that lab. If the police won't look for Tilly, he will. Even if that means accepting help from Lynette Lamb, the rookie officer sacked for blowing his cover - and having him thrown to the sharks.

Finding Tilly is now a matter of life and death - for the Delaneys, for their hostages, for Charlie and Lamb, and for the little girl who one day simply vanished . . .

'One of Australia's finest new gen crime writers.' Sue Turnbull, Sydney Morning Herald

'Fast paced and intense, but with some real heart to it. . . . hard to put down.' Canberra Weekly

'Clear your schedule before you start Fire With Fire - with a cliffhanger at the end of every chapter, you'll be hard-pressed to pause for air (or food or water) until you reach the end.' Better Reading
Imprint:   Penguin
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 197mm,  Width: 131mm,  Spine: 31mm
Weight:   320g
ISBN:   9781760896836
ISBN 10:   1760896837
Pages:   400
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Hades, Candice Fox's first novel, won the Ned Kelly Award for best debut in 2014 from the Australian Crime Writers Association. The sequel, Eden, won the Ned Kelly Award for best crime novel in 2015. Her subsequent novels - Fall, Crimson Lake, Redemption Point, Gone by Midnight and Gathering Dark - have all been shortlisted for the award and in 2022 she won her third Ned Kelly for The Chase. Her most recent bestseller, Fire With Fire, was released in April 2023. In 2015 Candice began collaborating with James Patterson. Their first novel together, Never Never, set in the vast Australian outback, was a huge bestseller in Australia and went straight to number one on the New York Times bestseller list in the US, and also to the top of the charts in the UK. Their later novels - Fifty Fifty, Liar Liar, Hush Hush, The Inn and 2 Sisters Detective Agency - have all been massive bestsellers across the world. Bankstown born and bred, Candice lives in Sydney.

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