Nathan Blackwell was raised on Auckland's North Shore and attended Westlake Boys' High School before commencing a ten-year career in the New Zealand Police. Seven of those years were spent as a Detective in the Criminal Investigation Branch, where he was exposed to human nature at its strongest and bravest, but also at its most depraved and horrific. He investigated a wide range of cases including drug manufacture, child abuse, corruption, serious violence, rape and murder. Because some of his work was conducted covertly, Nathan chooses to hide his true identity.
Harrowing, compelling and quite brilliant - NEW ZEALAND HERALDRaw, authentic and gripping. Cop-turned-writer Nathan Blackwell has created a police procedural with a difference, and a compelling glimpse into the darker side of life - EMMA VISKIC, bestselling author of Resurrection BayWow. The pacing is incredible, but more impressive is the gritty authenticity of the world Blackwell builds - like a New Zealand True Detective. - JO SPAIN, bestselling author of THE CONFESSION