New Book Follows One Man’s Attempt to Survive ‘The Dark Side of Paradise’

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Author Ross Dean weaves a gripping web of murder, suspense and action with one man’s struggle for survival and his efforts to make a difference.

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Richard Stone, is an average bloke trying to survive in what at times seems to be a worsening world. That is until the day he finds his friend Johnny Sprague, dead. This event marks the beginning of a crazy merry-go-round—one that would change Ricks life completely. In Ross Dean’s gripping novel, based on and around Surfers Paradise, on the Gold Coast, of Queensland Australia, readers can witness how he will attempt to survive The Dark Side of Paradise.

Rick’s friend, Johnny Sprague, had been a fun bloke at times. However as Rick was to find out, there had been another side to Johnny. He’d had other traits and a more unsavory side, which ultimately had led to his untimely demise. Before long, Rick would be drawn into conflict with some of the most fearsome people imaginable—people whom he had never conceived in his wildest dreams he would ever be involved with. And as Rick was to discover, death had an infinite way of changing one’s life, and Johnny’s death would change not only Rick’s but a myriad of other peoples’ lives as well.

Rick’s once quiet life, is turned upside down as he encounters people involved in every rotten aspect of criminal life, pornography, prostitution, kidnapping, drugs, money laundering and money lending. As he gets deeper into this gritty world, he unravels a far bigger conspiracy than he’d ever expected—something that could cost him his life and those around him. Will he emerge unscathed or will The Dark Side of Paradise consume him? Readers can unravel the intriguing answer as they immerse in this suspenseful tale.

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The Dark Side of Paradise * by Ross Dean
Publication Date: September 29, 2012
Trade Paperback; AU$29.99; 261 pages; 978-1-4797-2075-0
Trade Hardback; AU$49.99; 261 pages; 978-1-4797-2076-7

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