Batteries Not Included

Just leaving this here for now… Coming in September. Sometime… Nick Harding is an idealistic Private Investigator, trying to eke out a living after a spectacularly boring career in the Financial Crimes Division of the Australian Federal Police. The very recent widow of the billionaire founder of Dvorak Kars — the first and only manufacturer …

Stockholm Gym Syndrome

If you don’t know what Stockholm Syndrome is, it’s defined as “…when hostages bond with their captors .With this┬ásyndrome, hostages may come to sympathize with their captives.” So, yeah. I’m starting to enjoy this. Wednesday and Sundays. Wednesdays are lower body (essentially your legs). Sunday’s are upper. I love leg days because it means the …

Mulligan

2020 is the first year I haven’t released at least one book in a decade. Matt’s War, my first, came out in September, 2010. My most recent, The Murder of Jeremy Brookes , came out over a year ago, April, 2019. But 2020 can take a flying fuck at the moon. Bushfires (actual start date, …

It Continues

I need to preface this post (and consider it an update to the previous post) that there isn’t actual torture involved. At least not in the mind of the person conducting the torture. My son, the literal dungeon master, is well trained for this sort of thing. He plans the sessions based on our current …

Torture

It’s been a little while, hasn’t it? Things have conspired against my writing, like the world and the shit state it’s currently in. But it looks like that’s nearing some kind of conclusion (remarkable how low expectations are set when you’ve got COVID-19 *and* a narcissistic man-child with psychopathic tendencies running the country once thought …

COVID-19, 20…21?

I’ve been trying to game this out. The immense scope of this pandemic is sometimes hard to fathom. By definition it’s global. But the scope. Damn. It’s everywhere. And the growth, globally, isn’t showing any sign of slowing. We’ve seen the photos in Italy and China and, now, New York, of refrigerated trucks for corpse …