A whistleblower exposes other people’s secrets.
Death exposes the secrets of all, including a whistleblower’s.
Inspector West investigates the death of a public service whistleblower, and discovers the whistleblower has a few secrets of his own.
If you like murder mixed with mystery, and a story full of twists and surprises, you’ll enjoy Peter Mulraney’s Whistleblower, the fourth book in his Inspector West series.
Peter Mulraney is a crime writing mystic from Adelaide, Australia.
He has worked as a teacher, an insurance agent, a banker and a public servant.
He is the author of the Inspector West crime series, the Living Alone series of self-help books for men, Sharing the Journey: Reflections of a Reluctant Mystic, The New Girlfriend and Everyday Project Management.
Whistleblowing is always a risky business, despite what governments promise in their lofty acts of legislation. Doing the right thing by the community often leads to the effective end of a career. Whistleblowers might not lose their jobs but there are many ways of ensuring they are denied any promotion opportunities. It's a doubly dangerous act when the corruption being exposed involves parties outside of government, who take a somewhat different approach to silencing such voices.
It's no wonder most people opt to leak anonymously. John Drake is one of them, as you'll discover if you read on.
On the last Friday in April, John Drake sat at his desk in The Office of State Supply reading the agency’s whistleblowing guidelines, for what must have been the fifteenth time, waiting for four o’clock. John was convinced he was doing the right thing but he was also aware of what often happened to whistleblowers, despite all the words in the Act.