Author(s): Richard Samulis
In Europe on a business development trip, a young Australian entrepreneur soon finds that no one is quite who they seem. He is drawn deeper and deeper into events as he gradually realises that he is in real danger. As the bodies start to appear, he urgently needs to find a way through the web of deceit. He decides to fight back, urged on by an Australian government agent -- a stunning young woman who soon starts to tug at his heartstrings. Can they both survive the maelstrom? A fast-paced thriller, DEVIOUS twists and turns in a romp around the globe, from Adelaide to Paris, Malta, Stockholm, Madrid and London. And just when you think he is safe ...
Richard spent the first sixty years of his life preparing to be a fiction writer, and the last little bit being one. Born in outback Quorn, South Australia, raised in Adelaide, Richard dropped out of university and hit the road, doing all manner of jobs, including the mandatory grape picking, talc mining, car assembly, waiting-on, ditch-digging and bar work. He soon found himself in the UK, where he set up as a self-taught furniture designer and maker, having some fun and finding some satisfaction, but slowly going broke. He decided to capitalise instead on his knowledge of electronics, and embarked on a new career in the IT industry. He had considerable success, rising up the corporate ranks and managing large organisations on the way, until he gravitated towards international business. Richard variously managed Scandinavia, the Benelux countries, southern Europe, The Middle East and Africa, working for American companies, spending most of his time 'in territory' getting to really know and understand various cultures in a way that is not possible as a casual visitor. As an avid reader, he also used all of the hours spent sitting in aeroplanes to the full. Richard also found time in his life to race formula cars, fly ultralights and scuba dive all over the world, Along the way, Richard managed to marry and father two children but after his marriage failed he decided to return to Adelaide, and go back to university to do an architecture degree. Following a subsequent couple of years' internship, Richard sat the registration exams and set up his own architectural practice, but quickly found his heart lay elsewhere - in writing. Richard now travels for research and pleasure, scuba dives regularly, and plays the sax for relaxation. He is a full-time writer and publisher.