The suitcase was a terrorist kit, just add crazy and stand back.
His father’s suitcase was lost and forgotten – until now. Full of money and guns, the arrival of the suitcase pitches John Lawrence and his aging mother into the middle of a vicious gang war. After leaving the army, John is trying to build himself a new life, and trying to do the best he can for his elderly mother. Betty Lawrence isn’t taking her loss of independence well. She was a photojournalist who survived Vietnam, Lebanon and Sarajevo. Now old age and a broken leg have forced her back to an Australia that she hardly knows anymore.
The arrival of the suitcase triggers a power struggle between local crime gangs, and forces John to fight to keep them both alive.
Left Luggage is the first novel in a crime thriller series set in Sydney. If you like page-turning thrillers with compelling characters, surprises, and plenty of atmosphere, then you’ll love this first installment in the John Lawrence series.