The Cross

Great read! Highly recommend!

About The Book

Kings Cross, Sydney Australia, 1948:
A town with a deep underbelly.
An ascending Boss of the Cross who’ll never stop.
An American private investigator who’ll unravel a city.

Jack Dallas, a private investigator from San Francisco is called out to Australia by a distraught family to investigate the death of a couple he once knew. Jack is hesitant to re-visit a place that will bring back troubling memories of the war. He fears his abilities are not what they used to be, but his instincts stir as he becomes further unsettled by the news of the deaths.

Jack arrives in town and begins his investigation only to be hit by obstacles and cultural nuances while struggling to get the answers he needs. As he continues to probe deeper into the case, Jack gradually uncovers a greater criminal plot.

When the name of a mysterious kingpin named the Boss of the Cross keeps surfacing, Jack senses he can link this underbelly player to the death of his friends, and other unsolved crimes in the Cross.

The Boss of the Cross hears of the American private investigator and becomes fearful the outsider will expose the true nature of his criminal activities. The Boss decides to deal with Jack for good.
Does Jack expose the real underbelly player once and for all? Will Jack survive the final battle with the Boss of the Cross? And will their deadly confrontation change Kings Cross forever?

Across a city’s bustling entertainment district full of nightclubs, hotels, and prostitution, to the country’s most famous Melbourne Cup horse race, John S Rauseo masterfully recreates the late 1940s in this twisting Australian crime thriller.

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John S Rauseo

About the Author

John S Rauseo had lived in Sydney for 30 years. There he discovered an intriguing history around the infamous Kings Cross. Combining his love of femme Fatales, crime noir, Humphrey Bogart and Kings Cross he has weaved together a timeless Australian story as a first-time author. John loves to transport his readers to places where heroes have flaws and women are stronger than they look. He paints a picture of a time in history where good versus evil, as the brave battle against the selfish criminals of society in a dynamic and exciting thriller abound with twists and turns. In between working for a leasing company for the past 20 years and looking after his Jack Russell dog, Mister Jack, John continuously hones his art by developing an entertaining aura to all his stories with the written word.

The Cross

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