L. A. Larkin i(8 works by)
Also writes as: Louisa Bennet
Born: Established:
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England,
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United Kingdom (UK),
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Western Europe, Europe,
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Gender: Female
Arrived in Australia: 1998
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L. A. Larkin has worked for one of Australia’s leading climate change consultancies. She divides her time between London and Sydney.

Awards for Works

Thirst 2012 single work novel crime 'A few years from now, climate change has produced global drought. Wars over water are becoming commonplace.
When communications are cut from an Australian Antarctic station and two colleagues go missing, maverick glaciologist Luke Searle and his team are unaware they have fallen victim to a plan to harvest Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier for water. Yet the ruthless leader of this secret project has a second plan, far more ambitious and destructive than the first, which will give his country unchallengeable military power and make him exceedingly rich. But the plan risks destroying the enormous West Antarctic Ice Sheet, causing sea level rises that will not only wipe out low-lying cities, but whole countries.
With their station burned to the ground and the team under fire, Luke Searle must not only survive the harshest environment on Earth but battle a mysterious assailant to stop a global catastrophe. Who has hatched this plan, how far will he go, and what will it take to stop him? With complex and intriguing characters, and plot threads skilfully woven together into a surprising and dramatic climax, Thirst will entertain and enthral. Based on L.A. Larkin's experiences in Antarctica and her interviews of scientists who have visited the remote Pine Island Glacier, Thirst is a chilling and explosive action thriller that is a startling reminder of the fragility and power of Earth's most precious resource. Subjects: Global warming -- Fiction.' (Publisher's blurb)
2013 longlisted Davitt Award Best Adult Crime Novel
The Genesis Flaw 2010 single work novel thriller 'Human experiments in Zimbabwe. An Australian farmer's death. A Sydney CEO's suicide. These events are linked in the mind of one woman, Serena Swift, a ballsy advertising director with a guilty conscience, when she decides to take on one of the world's most powerful producers of genetically modified food, Gene-Asis. Serena disguises herself to infiltrate Gene-Asis in an attempt to expose the company's horrific genetic experiments. But suddenly Swift's informants disappear, she is hunted by a hired killer, and framed for murder. Chased from Sydney to New York, she must face the man she fears most, on his own turf. If she fails, nothing can stop a global catastrophe. And nobody can help her — except a dead man.' (From the publisher's website.)
2011 nominated Ned Kelly Awards for Crime Writing Best Novel
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