‘In that Quiet Empty Place’ By Sam Reece

Tobias Clancy is abused by his father, Judge Shanahan Clancy, and suffers from dissociative identity disorder and forms another identity Kyle Clegg to take the abuse. Clegg becomes a serial killer, and Detective Dan Brennan and his team must bring him to justice.

Shooters enter the restaurant where Detective Sergeant Dan Brennan dines with his wife, whom the two shooters kill. Dan is wounded but able to kill the attackers. He takes a long time to recover and cannot work for months.

The question is—why did Judge Shanahan Clancy grant the killer’s bail? —dominates Dan’s mind, so he resolves to find the answer.

Brennan must find the murderers after recovering physically from wounds and mentally from the death of Diane. Dan is sure the killers were granted bail by Judge Shanahan Clancy when pressured because of his homosexual activities.

Dan starts drinking to eliminate his pain. Two years later, restored to good mental health, he is heading up a section in the Major Crime Squad. Narelle (Dan’s daughter) arrives to live with him, to study pathology at the university and obtains a part-time job at the forensics centre.
Kym, the wife of Tobias Clancy, is murdered. Dan and his team quickly discover the murderer is Ralph Fenwick, Kym’s lover. A phone call summons Dan to Sn

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