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Latitude 35° South Series

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Sand Dunes

A Holy Misconception:
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Latitude 35° South Mystery
Book 3

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When DS Theo Fleming is called back from leave to attend a homicide crime scene in the Far North, he has reservations. The victim is a geologist who has been researching long-disused copper mines on land whose title is disputed by local Māori. Given the complexity of tribal politics and distrust of the police, Theo's local knowledge may not be an advantage. He engages his scientist friend, Caspian, to help with the police inquiry. Theo’s superior in the CIB is convinced this crime is either the fallout from a dispute between rival gangs over drugs or retribution for violations of Māori burial sites. Theo and Caspian’s probings reveal an altogether more sinister scenario, one in which the sins of the father cast a long shadow.

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Latitude 35 Degrees South

Dead Reckoning:
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Latitude 35° South Adventure 
Book 2

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Fifteen-year-old Conor is living with relatives in the Bay of Islands in the Far North of New Zealand. At school he learns about the ill-fated visit of the French explorer, Marion du Fresne, to the Bay in 1772 and of a buried bottle containing a letter claiming New Zealand for the King of France. Gripped by this account, Conor and his friend Kawiti embark on a sailing adventure in his cousin’s yacht, Vagabond, to find the bottle and the letter.

On their return to school, a lesson about New Zealand's colonial past becomes heated, Kawiti is insulted and a fight breaks out in the playground. To escape punishment, the boys decide to run away on Vagabond. Conor’s cousin, Michelle, insists on joining them and the three teenagers and their dog head for a secret lagoon on the island of Waewaetorea. Before long they realise that they are not alone on the island and their lives are endangered. Their survival will test all their wits and Michelle’s sailing skills along with the power of Kawiti’s ancestors.

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Latitude 35 Degrees South

Shifting Sands:
A Latitude 35° South 
Adventure 
Book 1

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Caspian is re-evaluating his career. Science has been his life, but an unorthodox approach to problem solving is out of favour with the new corporate ethos that sees science as a business and truth no longer has any currency. There are other pressures too as Caspian’s French wife, Marie-Claire, is becoming increasingly disenchanted with life at a remote beach, an environment and lifestyle that Caspian is reluctant to give up. But when the body of a colleague is washed up on the sand and another is arrested on suspicion of murder, nothing can ever be quite the same again. As the suspense grows, the dirty underbelly of science for profit is revealed as a culture of corruption with murder as Exhibit A.

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