Hawk At The Crossroads

The Detective George Zammit Series Book 3

by A J Aberford

Initially, there is nothing remarkable about Inspector George Zammit. He likes a quiet life, keeps his head down and avoids trouble. All that changes when he investigates a body floating in the waters of Valletta’s Grand Harbour, Malta. He soon finds himself entangled in an international criminal plot which leads him on a perilous adventure, not of his choosing.
Natasha Bonnici is part of a sophisticated Italian crime family whose attentions turn to the oil riches beneath the Libyan desert, where they encounter Abdullah Belkacem, a Libyan militia leader with big ambitions. Nick Walker runs a Maltese online gaming company, laundering millions.
Set against a backdrop of the world of oil smuggling, the turmoil of North Africa and the seemingly unchecked corruption of the southern Mediterrean, their paths all collide, with disastrous results.
If you like Henning Mankell’s ‘Wallander’ books, or those of Michael Dibden’s ‘Aurelio Zen’, you will love Bodies in the Water, with its unique blend of humour, drama and adventure. George Zammit is to Malta, what ‘Montalbano’ is to southern Sicily or Donna Leon’s ‘Commissario Guido Brunetti’ is to Venice.

The Detective George Zammit Series

A J Aberford

AJ Aberford has enjoyed a varied career, having been both a corporate and banking lawyer, owning and running a private investment company and founding a leading Yorkshire craft brewery. Changing direction again, he is now a debut author of the Inspector George Zammit crime and thriller series.
AJ Aberford still keeps his house in Yorkshire, but lives primarily in Malta, which is the inspiration for the Inspector George Zammit series. Upon moving there, he soon became enthralled by the culture and history of the island that acts as a bridge between Europe and North Africa.
Malta’s position at the sharp end of the migrant crisis, as well as the rapid growth of its commercial and offshore-financial sectors, provide a rich backdrop for his writing. The culture, politics and geography of the southern Mediterranean continually throws-up surprises in this fascinating part of the world, nothing is ever what it seems, with the lines between right and wrong often blurred and twisted.
AJ Aberford is married and has has two grown-up sons, as well as grandchildren. He is a keen cook, an adventurous traveller, a cyclist and is currently writing the fifth book in the Inspector George Zammit series.