Available December 8th

The Butterfly Enigma

Lena, the lost child. Found wandering the streets of German-occupied Paris. She speaks German and a little French. She also knows some Latvian words, but mostly she is a silent child. Over the years she comes to regard herself as essentially French: Mademoiselle Lena Marceau. Yet buried in the hidden recesses of memory, there always remains that other Lena. Child of another time and place.

Australia in the ‘Swinging Sixties.’ A time of social revolution and daring new freedoms. Lena is working in the Melbourne Law Courts. One day she hears a man’s voice. A voice that sounds hauntingly familiar. A voice that chills her to the core. Is it possible this man has something to do with her unknowable past? Lena embarks on a search for more: a newspaper story, a history, a connection. Each fact she uncovers only leads to more questions. And slowly, layer by layer, the past is peeled away, revealing a portrait of evil going back twenty-seven years and touching on Lena’s own personal tragedy.

The Butterfly Enigma ranges from the from the submarine-patrolled sea lanes of the Baltic to the staid courtrooms of mid-sixties Australia, to the island of Crete, to Paris, to Tel Aviv and the inner workings of the Mossad, and to Rio de Janeiro. A gripping story of one young woman’s search for her lost past. Above all, her passionate desire for justice and retribution.

Available at Readings and all good bookstores and online at Amazon and Booktopia.