Dave Klingendorf is no big noter. He goes about his business with quiet efficiency and delivers results with humility and perspicacity. The man has the courage to confront those disagreeable villains who choose to underestimate him, and is a leader of men (and one woman). Rachel Lyons, his offsider, could not have a better mentor. In an era where the sisterhood struggles for respect and recognition, Victoria Police’s first female homicide member has that glass ceiling firmly in her sights. For his part, Detective Dave enjoys having a woman under him.
His name is Calvin Swift and having to deal with disagreeable aliens is just part of the job. Keeping America safe is one thing but now the whole world is in peril and he’s the guy most likely. His relationship with delightful behavioural scientist Alicia Angelico adds spice to this tale and almost jeopardizes the book’s family rating. Calvin appears exclusively in The Replicants.
Paddy Pest is Australia’s foremost super-sleuth and chick magnet. If you don’t believe me, just ask him. On top of that, his success rate transcends believability. If you have a sense of humour you won't want to put these books down, so don't wait for your retailer to mark them down. Not that anyone would want to enrage Mr. Pest in such a manner. Paddy appears exclusively in Pest Takes a Chance, The Lady on the Train, Pest on the Run, The Hero of Hucklebuck Drive and The Snoodle Contract.
Many reputable writers have already immortalized their favourite sleuth, from Philip Marlowe to Sam Spade. Even Maxwell Smart fits the legend, although he isn't as smart as PI Patrick Pesticide. Paddy Pest is completely indestructible, totally irresistible to women, sometimes inept and always politically incorrect. His adventures take him all around the world, often with his beautiful long-suffering companion by his side. Stormy Weathers is a covert agent with Australia's foremost intelligence agency and is always getting the gumshoe out of trouble. It’s Paddy and girl-power against the combined forces of evil and those who would harbour ambitions of world domination. Stormy is featured in Paddy’s People and supplies peripheral support in many of his yarns.
You’ll meet them all. From the delightful French gendarme Yvette Baguette to the mysterious Russians—Gregoria Killanova and Nadia Nickoff: the minx from Minsk. Can you recognize Angelina in the line-up? There’s no end to the people that Paddy knows, or thinks he knows.