"...a tight, tough, noir story set mostly in Cambodia."-- Australian Crime Fiction
"GHOST MONEY is full of beautiful, broken people who are trying to make a future for themselves, while carrying the ghosts of the past."-- Dead End Follies
GHOST MONEY BRINGS NOIR TO THE TROPICS.
Cambodia, 1996, the long-running Khmer Rouge insurgency is fragmenting, competing factions of the unstable government scrambling to gain the upper hand. Missing in the chaos is businessmen Charles Avery.
Hired to find him is Vietnamese Australian ex-cop Max Quinlan.
But Avery has made dangerous enemies and Quinlan is not the only one looking.
Teaming up with a Cambodian journalist, Quinlan's search takes him from the freewheeling capital Phnom Penh to the battle scarred western borderlands.
As the political temperature soars, he is slowly drawn into a mystery that plunges him into the heart of Cambodia's bloody past.
Ghost Money is a crime novel, but it iis also a boo also about Cambodia in the mid-nineties, a broken country, and what happens to those trapped between two periods of history, the choices they make, what they do to survive.
About the Author
Andrew Nette is a Melbourne crime writer and freelance journalist. He is a founder and one of the editors at Crime Factory Publications, a Melbourne-based small press specialising in crime fiction. His short fiction has appeared in a number of publications, including Phnom Penh Noir, The One That Got Away, Beat to a Pulp: Hardboiled 3 and Shotgun Honey Presents: Both Barrels. He is co-editor of Beat Girls, Love Tribes and Real Cool Cats: Pulp Fiction and Youth Culture, 1950 - 1980, forthcoming from Verse Chorus Press in 2015. Ghost Money is his first novel. His online home is www.pulpcurry.com. You can find him on Twitter at @Pulpcurry.