David Hardham was born and raised in Melbourne and has worked in the IT industry all his working life including stints in London, Singapore and South Africa. He has travelled extensively, both within Australia as well as many European and Asian countries. In his early twenties, David crossed the entire African continent by road from North to South.
Following his divorce, Harry Woolrich takes a 3 week vacation to Europe. A garbage collectors strike makes it unpleasant in Italy with large piles of rubbish on every corner and this gets Harry to thinking of alternate means for a tip site. He sets about investigating places and options that lead him into a new world of business.
Whilst implementing a new IT system for a Government Department, Mike uncovers a possible web of deceit, corruption and conflicts of interest. He enlists the help of Harriet to see if his concerns are warranted.
At the request of her new romantic friend Jack, Harriet is engaged to investigate some unusual discrepancies within the dealer networks of the major telecommunications companies. What transpires is a web of secret and clandestine dealings that affect a number of innocent people.
Approached by a property developer, Harriet investigates why a derelict old building has a Heritage Listing on it. Closer examination unravels a web of lies, deceit and corruption that threaten not only Harriet but others that she gets involved in assisting her.
Harriet finds and old blackened brooch at a garage sale. After cleaning it, it turns out to be of intricate design and discovers that it belonged to Henry VIII. A wrongful conviction to a young house boy for stealing the brooch centuries later spurs Harriet to discover the full truth behind it.
After locating the missing brother of a work colleague that makes news headlines, Harriet is contacted by a Government Official to try and locate his wife who has mysteriously disappeared whilst on safari in East Africa.
This is the tale of an adventurous Australian who in 1971 set out to explore the wilds and depths of Africa overland. The first part of the journey is Trans Africa from London to Jo’Burg via a 4WD converted army truck. The second relates stories of living in apartheid South Africa and the third describes hitchhiking from Jo’Burg to Nairobi before flying back to London.
An enthralling tale of discovery and adventure littered with a sense of daring and romance, the intrigue of the stock market mixed with the brutal harshness of the Australian outback and the dangers of the African jungle.