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The Tower

2.85 of 5 stars 2.85  ·  rating details  ·  34 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Young detective Nicholas Troy is basically a good man, for whom homicide investigations are the highest form of police work. But when a woman falls from the construction site for the world's tallest skyscaper, the tortured course of the murder investigation that follows threatens to destroy his vocation.
Paperback, 454 pages
Published 2009 by Allen and Unwin
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In an interesting twist THE TOWER is the first crime novel from journalist turned author, former publisher Michael Duffy. Set in Sydney, the book will introduce readers to two Sydney police characters, the young Detective Senior Constable Nicholas Troy and the older Detective Sergeant Jon McIver.

Falling from high up on the construction site for the world's tallest skyscraper in Sydney isn't going to end well, landing on the roof of a police car just makes it seem all that more cruel. It takes q
Ian Ralph
I liked the way the young detective Nicholas Troy is melancholy because of what happened to his parents. This makes him seem out of place in Australia - and he even lives in a beachside suburb! So when he's forced to choose between good and evil in the book when the stakes get raised, it came as a complete surprise to me and was really gripping. Plus a greta picture of the city of Sydney and how the different parts work together.
I have read better versions of this form of fiction. It was readable, but not something I would recommend to others to read
Not an easy read. Difficult to keep up with who was who. Storyline felt quite disjointed.
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Michael is a court and crime reporter for the Sydney Morning Herald and the Sun Herald.
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