Late last I came across Australian author Iain Ryan; his debut novel ‘Four Days’ perfectly captured a corrupt Queensland during the 1980s. His stripped back style was easy to read and the story was thoroughly engaging. In Jim Harris, Ryan had created a hard boiled, deeply flawed police officer battling his demons. I was very impressed with this debut and if you are a fan of crime fiction then I urge you to invest in a copy (do so here).
‘Two Days’ is a short story set some years after events from ‘Four Days’ though you don’t need any knowledge of the previous book to enjoy this. It follows John Dannen-a fixer of sorts who is employed by a senator to locate his son, holed up on the crime utopia, Tunnel Island-a place where drugs and sex are part of everyday life.
‘Two Days’ is only a short story, but it’s a great way to introduce yourself to Mr Ryan and his characters. It is great to see crime fiction set somewhere other than the U.S. and if you are a fan of the genre then I urge you to check it out. Recommended reading for fans of crime and noir fiction. Good stuff.
Pick up a copy of Two Days from here.