Andrew Nette is a Melbourne-based writer who has worked as a journalist, and as a communications consultant for the United Nations and a number of non-governmental organisations. He lived in Southeast Asia for six years in the nineties, based in Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. Source: 'About Pulp Curry and Me', http://www.pulpcurry.com/about-pulp-curry/ (Sighted 23/5/2011)
'Cambodia, 1996, the long-running Khmer Rouge insurgency is fragmenting, competing factions of an unstable coalition government scrambling to gain the upper hand. Missing in the chaos is businessman Charles Avery. Hired to find him is Vietnamese Australian ex-cop Max Quinlan.
'But Avery has made dangerous enemies and Quinlan is not the only one looking. Teaming up with Heng Sarin, a local journalist, Quinlan’s search takes him from the freewheeling capital Phnom Penh to the battle scarred western borderlands. As the political temperature soars, he is slowly drawn into a mystery that plunges him into the heart of Cambodia’s bloody past.
'Ghost Money is a crime novel, but it’s also about Cambodia in the mid-nineties, a broken country, and what happens to people who are trapped in the cracks between two periods of history, locals and foreigners, the choices they make, what they do to survive.'