And Fire Came Down (Caleb Zelic #2) (Paperback)

By Emma Viskic

Pushkin Vertigo, 9781782274551, 352pp.

Publication Date: October 2, 2018

List Price: 14.95*
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Caleb Zelic can't hear you. But he can see everything.
The pulsating follow-up thriller to the acclaimed Resurrection Bay.

Caleb Zelic used to meet life head-on. Now he's struggling just to get through the day. His best mate is dead, his ex-wife, Kat, is avoiding him, and nightmares haunt his waking hours.

But when a young woman is killed after pleading for his help in sign language, Caleb is determined to find out who she was. And the trail leads straight to his hometown, Resurrection Bay. The town is on bushfire alert and simmering with racial tensions. As he delves deeper, Caleb uncovers secrets that could threaten his life and any chance of reuniting with Kat. Driven by his demons, he pushes on. But who is he willing to sacrifice along the way?

About the Author

Emma Viskic is an award-winning Australian crime writer. Her critically acclaimed debut novel, Resurrection Bay, won the 2016 Ned Kelly Award for Best Debut, as well as an unprecedented three Davitt Awards: Best Adult Novel, Best Debut, and Readers' Choice. It was also iBooks Australia's Crime Novel of the year in 2015. Emma studied Australian sign language (Auslan) in order to write the character of Caleb Zelic. She is currently writing the third Caleb Zelic thriller.

Praise For And Fire Came Down (Caleb Zelic #2)

2018 Davitt Award Adult Novel Winner
Longlisted for the 2019 International Dublin Literary Award

"Ned Kelly Award–winner Viskic combines nuanced characters and thoughtful plotting in her impressive sequel to Resurrection Bay, which introduced hearing-impaired Australian PI Caleb Zelic. " — Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

" Caleb’s second outing establishes him as a sensitive protagonist in a harsh world. Hard-boiled crime fiction is thriving in Australia, and Viskic is one of the reasons why." — Booklist

"For memorable protagonists, look no further than Emma Viskic." — Jane Harper, BookPage

"A consistently high level of tension… an exciting ride." — Crime Review

"There is romance, and there is violence — plus a devastating denouement… Zelic is a good man in a wicked world and it will be a real pleasure to meet him again." — Evening Standard

"A worthy successor [to Resurrection Bay]... A fascinating world, very cleverly painted through a prose that is spare and yet extremely effective… [with] an uncanny ability to skewer conventions and pierce through to the truth." — Thriller Books Journal 

"It’s a scorcher… an utterly compelling and thought provoking read." — Raven Crime Reads

"This is crime fiction at its best. Loved Jane Harper's The Dry? Read this." - Written by Sime

"Emma Viskic is a terrific, gutsy writer with great insight into the murkiness of both criminal and heroic motivations." - Emily Maguire, author of An Isolated Incident

"A plot that keeps us guessing to the end ... Viskic takes her place up there with Australia's new legion of uber-talented female crime writers such a Jane Harper and Candice Fox, deservedly so." - Better Reading, book of the week

"The opening chapter had me completely HOOKED! I was absolutely enthralled… A taut storyline, addictive atmosphere and compelling narrative had me reading this book every spare moment I had… And Fire Came Down just BLEW me away – if you want a series that will knock you for six, grab you instantly and keep you engaged throughout – you need to buy this book!" — Crime Book Junkie (blog)

"An addictive mix of compelling characters and gripping plot." — Crime Thriller Hound (blog)

"A tightly plotted, sophisticated thriller." — The Writes of Woman (blog)

"An immensely talented stylist, her characters jump off the page… vividly expressive series." — (blog)

"Plenty of intrigue in plot and character." — David’s Book World (blog)