Author(s): Tony Cavanaugh
Darian Richards knew he should have let the phone keep ringing. But more than two decades as a cop leaves you with a certain outlook on life. No matter how much he tried to walk away, something, or someone, kept bringing him back to his gun. One phone call. Two dead girls in a shallow water grave. And a missing cop to deal with. Something bad is happening on the Gold Coast glitter strip. Amongst the thousands of schoolies and the usual suspects, someone is preying on beautiful young women. No one has noticed. No one knows why. Darian looked into the eyes of those two dead girls. The last person to do that was their killer. He can't walk away. He will find out why.
'For crime fans thirsty for an Aussie voice' [Woman's Day]'...an effective, tough, brutal, well-written thriller that grips from the opening pages and never relinquishes its hold on your nerves. Likely to be the Australian crime debut of the year.' [The Canberra Times]'Promise is an unflinching thriller with a flawed hero, a brutal villain and a great sense of atmosphere, place, justice and injustice.' [Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin]
Tony Cavanaugh is an Australian writer and producer of film and television, writing numerous dramas since the 1980s. He has over thirty years experience in the industry, in all fields, from the genesis of an idea to production. He has lectured at several prestigious universities and institutions including RMIT, Melbourne University, and the Australian Writer's Guild, and has been a regular guest on radio commenting on the film and television industry. Tony was also invited to judge the Logie Awards, Australian Film Institute Awards, and the International Emmy Awards, held in New York.