By IAN MOFFITT
Praise for Ian Moffitt
IAN MOFFTIT made an extraordinary fiction debut with his novel, The Retreat of Radiance. It was four months on the bestseller list, six weeks as No. 1. The Retreat of Radiance, Colour Man and Blue Angels, have all been published internationally.
U.S. Publishers Weekly said of The Retreat of Radiance. "Graham Greene and Lawrence Durrell fans take note: the American debut of Australian Moffitt's novel is a treat". The New York Times called it "a vivid, disturbing picture of the way East and West have profited from, manipulated and sullied each other", and the Kirkus Reviews hailed it as "realistic, poetic and racy".
The Colour Man (published in the U.S. as Presence of Evil) was commended by U.S. Publishers Weekly for its "elegant prose, swift plotting and fascinating characters". Of Blue Angels, Peter Corris said in the Sydney Morning Herald: "The wartime scenes are as good as anything in Len Deighton . . . Impossible to recommend too highly," and Thomas Keneally praised Moffitt's "sure storytelling and swift fire prose". The Guardian described Blue Angels as "a thoroughly readable, highly mobile novel".
Moffitt, author of eight books, was a daily newspaperman in Australia, Asia and the United States before he began writing fiction as a fulltime occupation.
First published in 1987