Ten years after surviving special operations in Afghanistan, Danny Clay is working as a scriptwriter in the emotional war zone of TV production. His best mate and editor is Vietnamese neighbour and script editor Zan who may or may not have killed a man with her bare hands. When their writer friends start dying in mysterious circumstances, Danny must resurrect his old army sapper skills to prevent himself and Zan becoming the next victims. From the backstreets and brothels of Sydney's Kings Cross to the fake sincerity of Hollywood, Perfect Criminals is an action-packed and hilarious romp through the dark side of the entertainment industry where criminals have the same skill set as movie producers - only with a more evolved moral code.
Jimmy Thomson has written three military histories of sappers (Army Engineers) as well as a true crime memoir set in Kings Cross. He is also a successful TV scriptwriter, having created three TV drama series: Breakers (set in Bondi), Crash Palace (set in Kings Cross) and Rain Shadow which ran on the ABC starring Rachel Ward. He has worked in TV across Australia, spent time working for Fox studios in Los Angeles and been nominated three times for TV sitcom writing awards. Jimmy has lived in Kings Cross for decades, where many of the people he's met have inspired the great characters in PERFECT CRIMINALS.