Brian Christopher Isgrove was born in Bristol, England in 1945. He has fond memories of growing up in New Zealand, especially his adolescent years in Auckland. It is from these youthful memories that he draws the inspiration for his first novel. Brian now resides in Southport, Queensland, Australia.
Set in 1960s New Zealand amidst the growing conflict in Vietnam, MONICA COOK a young exotic dancer is hired out along with her juvenile friend Diane Preston to entertain a group of visiting American and Vietnamese VIPs. Monica witnesses the murder of her friend, she narrowly escapes the same fate. The Eighth Floor, (a covert cell within the CIA) is tasked to find and eliminate Monica.