Saturday, January 6, 2018

Advance Review Title “Cuckoos, Book 1, of the Crying Men series”



Author: David Bastin

526 pages


ISBN-13: 978-1-925230-26-0
RRP $24.95

Sid Harta Publishers, Melbourne Australia


About the Book

Marty Kincaid returns to Darwin after fifteen years abroad to bury his compare, Franco – his Italian godfather and one-time friend... 
After the funeral, Marty is drawn into a world of intrigue as he lurches from one discovery to another as he confronts a paedophile ring and Franco’s alleged murder…
Why is Marty suddenly on Israel’s radar? And why, suddenly, does he have Israeli minders? Then there’s Marty’s interest in three hunky Sicilian wannabe thugs thrown into the mix, along with other sundry, salacious characters… 
To add to Marty’s growing consternation, he’s officially on four months compassionate leave and not the four weeks he applied for. But it is the one act of betrayal that tears Marty apart, forcing him to confront his past in order to move on with his future… But will he be able to make that move…


About the Author


David W Bastin is seventy-three years old. He has worked in various private and public offices but has always dabbled in writing. When he began his Bachelor of Arts, off-campus with Deakin University as a mature age student, he finished up with two majors; one in Comparative Literature, the other in Australian Studies.
Both schools asked him to do his Honours. The School of Australian Studies was selected as David had an avid interest in Immigration and Australia’s multicultural society and its development. The literary studies Major re-kindled his enjoyment of writing. 
Having found his voice, David experimented with writing, and around 2003 began writing free form poetry followed by narratives, including sixty thousand words of a fantasy novel. 
Taking a break from writing, David picked it up again two years ago starting to experiment with the concept of “Cuckoos”.
Besides writing, David has a keen interest in art, music, reading, painting, photography, cooking, mid-20th century art glass, including cased glass as well as Victorian hand decorated glass.  In particular, he enjoys discussions about people and cultures, politics and religion.

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