The Guanaco Affair
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Behind the glitter of Queenland's Gold Coast, danger lurks. A blameless Brisbane woman is abducted. A man is murdered. Danger is imminent.
Sam Hall, IIB agent, is in Brisbane on leave when he gets caught up innocently in the fallout from the kidnap of a Chinese woman and the discovery of a murdered man behind the Queensland Gold Coast. The clues to the mystery have tentacles that stretch back into history.
IIB must join the dots across several countries and The Guanaco List – a missing record of Argentinians, accused of crimes against humanity in the Dirty War of 1976–1982 – is implicated. It was allegedly hidden where a huge battle was fought on the Falkland Islands in 1982. Can it identify a criminal support network and bring justice for Los Desaparecidos – the Disappeared?
The timelines are short. With the help of a retired Scottish spook, a Vietnam veteran and victims of the Dirty War, Sam races to unravel a complex mystery in the quiet valleys behind the glitter of the Gold Coast.
Author, Jim Reay, brings back the characters of the clandestine Netherlands-based International Investigation Bureau in The Guanaco Affair. A thrilling 2008 crime mystery, it intrigues and informs readers with its interwoven stories about the long-term effects of war on the survivors.