A Sense of Place Publishing is proud to announce the forthcoming high-octane thriller, Sorry Time by Anthony Maguire. The roller-coaster action begins in Central Australia, reverberates through Sydney and the Middle-East, and ends up back in the haunting landscapes of the Outback.
You’re driving along a lonely outback road when suddenly a kangaroo leaps out in front of you. Your car is wrecked and then things rapidly go downhill from there as you find yourself under attack from a pack of wild dogs. Having survived that, you cross bloody paths with a pair of violent criminals who’ve murdered two people on a remote Aboriginal community.
And then things go REALLY pear-shaped as you find yourself caught up on a roller coaster of bloody revenge that takes you to the other side of the globe and to the edge of madness.
Sorry Time is a breakneck story that offers a rich and entertaining reading experience, and will travel well to film. Even in its darkest and most violent moments, there is a rich vein of humour running through Sorry Time.
You’ll meet a cast of memorable characters like Glen of the Outback, who claims to be the man in the orange T-shirt in a David Bowie clip, and rat-faced mortuary attendant Mal Kite, who runs a profitable sideline stealing valuables from bodies. And last but not least, the villain of the piece, Ali Fazir, a meth addict with a penchant for beheading. The story is steeped in an ominous, occult sub-current as Dreamtime spirits lash out after the removal of a fabulous opal from an Aboriginal burial ground.
Anthony Maguire was brought up in Australia, Greece, Spain, the UK and Sweden. He has been a professional writer for most of his professional life, working as a journalist in print, radio, TV and on the web. Along the way he has run a music video festival, played harmonica in bands and produced conferences. He lives in Sydney but has spent almost two years in central Australia, giving a stamp of authority to the outback scenes in Sorry Time. And to research the book’s climax near the Turkish-Syrian border, he spent a week in the Indiana Jones-esque city of Antakya in southern Turkey.