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Serpent Sting

Published by Brolga Publishing
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

A boy is born in the gravest circumstance. An act of bravery will have far reaching consequences.

The tranquil world of army medic Dr Sinclair McCrae is turning on its head. And he’s never known fear like it. His beloved Francesca Salucci is missing. Their son is under serious threat. Nicholas Delarno lives. Embroiled in a world of deceit and betrayal, he will face the demons of past and present. With or without her. McCrae will do anything to protect his family. Even if it means forming an alliance with his greatest nemesis. The truth is laid on the table. Secrets have nowhere to hide. And the terror of what could be is rapidly advancing out of the shadows.
From an Afghanistan war zone to the stunning Fijian coastline, from the pomp of award ceremonies to secretive Venice, Serpent Sting unravels a crime syndicate family’s desire for revenge amidst a backdrop of sex, murder and integrity.

Serpent Sting is book number two in the Serpent Series.

Toni Grant is an Australian author with a love of history and adventure. In 2019 Toni travelled to Italy to research her third book, The Trouble with Serpents. The trip provided a unique opportunity to explore cultural nuances and literally step out locations, lending authenticity to a fictional story line.
The Trouble with Serpents is Toni’s third book in the organised crime series. Other books include Serpent Song and Serpent Sting. As well, a number of short stories featuring another female lead, Tannum Friday, have been published online.

Toni has also written two adaptations of the UK youth theatre play, Brainstorm, for the Dubbo based Black Box Theatre company (2018). The play explores the neurological, emotional and societal views of young adults as they navigate the transition from teen to adulthood.
In 2016 Toni and a small team created a community mental health project called ‘Pen to Power - Map Your Mind to Recovery’ which focused on a wellness pathways to recovery for everyday people recovering from significant health and mental trauma.

When she’s not writing Toni often has her nose in design and creative spaces — architecture, vintage shops, old machinery, galleries, nature or with pen in hand, mind mapping. Growing up on a sugar cane farm in regional Queensland, Toni has returned to her coastal lifestyle after spending most of her adult life living in Australian outback towns with her husband and two children, their beloved dogs and multitude of farm animals that came with living on the land.

One day, she hopes to sail the Mediterranean with friends and spend a good whack of time exploring all the hidden places.

  • Publisher: Brolga Publishing (May 4, 2022)
  • Length: 300 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780648242659