Life or Death

Author(s): Michael Robotham

Crime/Thriller

Why would a man serving a long prison sentence escape the day before he's due to be released?


Audie Palmer has spent ten years in a Texas prison after pleading guilty to a robbery in which four people died and seven million dollars went missing. During that time he has suffered repeated beatings, stabbings and threats by inmates and guards, all desperate to answer the same question: where's the money?

On the day before Audie is due to be released, he suddenly vanishes. Now everybody is searching for him - the police, FBI, gangsters and other powerful figures - but Audie isn't running to save his own life. Instead, he's trying to save someone else's.

Michael Robotham has created the ultimate underdog hero, an honorable criminal shrouded in mystery and ready to lead readers on a remarkable chase.


Product Information

Before becoming a novelist, Michael Robotham was an investigative journalist working across America, Australia and Britain. As a journalist and writer he investigated notorious cases such as the serial killer couple Fred and Rosemary West. He has worked with clinical and forensic psychologists as they helped police investigate complex, psychologically driven crimes. Michael's 2004 debut thriller, THE SUSPECT, sold more than 1 million copies around the world. It is the first of eight novels featuring clinical psychologist Joe O'Loughlin, who faces his own increasing battle with a potentially debilitating disease. Michael has also written four standalone thrillers. In 2015 he won the UK's prestigious Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger Award with his standalone thriller LIFE OR DEATH. He lives in Sydney.

General Fields

  • : 9780733638046
  • : Hachette Australia
  • : Hachette Australia
  • : May 2017
  • : 195mm X 128mm X 39mm
  • : Australia
  • : May 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 528
  • : Michael Robotham