When Detective Sergeant Jill Jackson goes undercover to investigate Sydney's drug lords, these worlds collide. However, I didn't really care for many of the other characters in the book. And now she is ready to get her revenge on the man responsible. A mother out of gaol, hell-bent on vengeance, desperate to be reunited with her son. Things start to go awry when these worlds collide and Jill and Cassie meet on opposite sides of the law. Seren Templeton is just out of Silverwater Women's Correctional Centre. Black Ice is hard crime.
He is also Cassie's supplier, keeping her supplied with cocaine and ice. Black Ice is my favourite in the Jill Jackson series so far. Seren Templeton is just out of Silverwater Women's Correctional Centre. There were some neat twists. But Giarratano is an experienced forensic psychologist whose work has given her an entree into the seedy side of Sydney's life, so at one level we have to trust that her characters and plot scenario are authentically portrayed.
He's also feeding her growing cocaine and ice habit. Beautiful People can do Terrible Things. But he is also Cassie's supplier, keeping her drawers filled with cocaine and crystal meth. The consistency of this pulled me out of the story a little at times, as I was left thinking about the author and her approach, rather than being completely and totally involved with the characters and story - you could 'see the author's hand' a little, which isn't a good thing. Like her, he is one of the beautiful people of Sydney. I particularly liked Giarratano's mix of setting the gritty urban Australia underbelly , good dialogue, interesting plot, and some unique and memorable characters.
But Jackson and Giarratano's writing really grew on me throughout, and by the end of the book I was keen to read another tale centred on the overly? Living in a rundown flat and making unlikely friends, Jill sees first-hand what devastation the illegal drugs scene can wreak. When Detective Sergeant Jill Jackson goes undercover to investigate Sydney's drug lords, these worlds collide. Her professional background offers a unique selling point in this genre and gives an authenticity to her writing. A glamorous society couple living the high life - he's a successful lawyer, she's a model. As with her previous two Jill Jackson novels, psychologist Leah Giarratano writes with disturbing insight into the criminal mind.
Detective Sergeant Jill Jackson is working undercover in Sydney's murky drug world. I did like Detective Jill Jackson's character though. I think what I like most about Giarratano is her attenttion to real crime. Detective Sergeant Jill Jackson worked undercover for the majority of this book, befriending the drug addicts in the streets of Sydney, and helping to set up the take-down of the worst criminals on the streets, the king-pins and suppliers of cocaine, ice and a variety of other drugs. I found the story dragged on a bit for me and I never really got into it. She is an expert in psychological trauma, sex offences and psychopathology and has had many years assessing psychopaths and treating their victims.
Her professional background offers a unique selling point in this genre and gives an authenticity to her writing. I know I should have felt some level of empathy for the single mum and Jill's sister, but it just wasn't there. A mother out of gaol, hell bent on vengeance, desperate to be reunited wiht her son. That's a very good thing. The craziness that takes over when there's turf to protect and supply and demand chains to maintain. Together and apart these women face the threats posed by hot-shot lawyer Christian and thug drug-dealer Nader and their hangers-on.
Seren Templeton is just out of Silverwater Women's Correctional Centre. She is an expert in psychological trauma, sex offences and psychopathology and has had many years assessing psychopaths and treating their victims. One of the strongest aspect's of Giarratano's books is that she is obviously writing about people and behaviours that she knows all too well. Living in a rundown flat and making unlikely friends, Jill sees first-hand what devastation the illegal drugs scene can wreak. She writes the Detective Jill Jackson series.
The story centres on detective Jill Jackson who is undercover trying to bring down one of Sydneys most violent and notorious drug barrons Kasem Nadar and his accociates. Cassie inadvertently steps into an investigation into illegal drugs that Jill is working undercover on, and in even more difficult circumstances, Christian's past, when a young mother, just out of jail is hell-bent on vengeance. Much of the language, characterisation, plot and setting came across to me as if they could easily translate into a Hollywood movie. As the investigation deepens, Jill unearths a long-established pedophile ring, a club of wealthy men who have thought until now that that they were untouchable. He is a high-flying lawyer doing pro bono work to keep a drug dealer out of gaol.
He's also feeding her growing cocaine and ice habit. I think what I like most about Giarratano is her attenttion to real crime. Just the way Leah Giarratano writes them. The scenes of her pre-release from prison, however, were among the books most vivid, frightening and memorable. Part of my problem with it might be because Giarratano's main character, the detective Jill Jackson, is a character regular readers will have met before. In 2009 Leah began her television career, presenting Channel 7 s top rating Beyond the Darklands program, on which Leah was the expert psychologist who delved into the psyche of Australia s most fearsome criminals. Living in a run-down apartment and making unlikely friends, Jill sees first hand what devastation the illegal drugs scene can wreak.