Patrick Martin Andrews was born in Milton, New Zealand, and educated at the University of Otago, Dunedin, and Murdoch University, Perth. He has worked as a deep-sea diver, journalist and English teacher. 'Killer Sea', loosely based on his deep-sea diving experience, is his second novel.
Three brothers bring about their own downfall during the course of a winter season. One of the brothers is the schizophrenic Paul who is driven to murder, sent to a mental institution, escapes, and kills again.