John Anselm is a struggling intelligence dealer whose business is information, Con Niemand is a tough ex-mercenary whose business is surviving, and Caroline Wishart is an expose journalist whose business until now has been the sex lives of British politicians. Their paths collide when they all stumble across a secret terrible enough to destroy lives and topple governments.
Against his will, Anselm is plunged into a world of violence, betrayal, and death. He must break out of his anesthetized life and pit himself against forces that he does not understand, forces determined to rebury an atrocity that threatens reputations and lives across the globe, while Niemand is hunted across two continents by people he doesn’t know.
Identity Theory, cleverly plotted and peppered with dark irony and lean prose, delivers a world of political intrigue where information is more dangerous than explosives and secrets are worth more than human life.
Award-winning author Peter Temple has worked as a journalist, editor, and teacher of journalism. Identity Theory is his sixth novel.
Temple has won three Ned Kelly Awards for crime fiction. His first crime novel, Bad Debts, won Best First Novel. In 2000 he gained his second Ned Kelly Award when the critically acclaimed Shooting Star won Best Crime Novel, and he was joint-winnter for Dead Point in 2001.
“This is one of those books that simply won't give you any peace. Grade: A”
— Rocky Mountain News
Publication Date: October 1, 2004
trim size: 6x9 Hardcover