From the author of the highly acclaimed and prize-winning The Broken Shore comes another extraordinary achievement. Truth is about a man, a family, a city. It is about violence, murder, love, corruption, honour, deceit and truth.PETER TEMPLE moves into the territory of The Bonfire of the Vanities and J.M. Coetzee's Disgrace with a masterpiece of modern fiction. At the close of a long day, Inspector Stephen Villani stands in the bathroom of a luxury apartment high above the city. In the glass bath, a young woman lies dead, a panic button within reach.So begins Truth, the sequel to Peter Temple's bestselling masterpiece, The Broken Shore, winner of the Duncan Lawrie Dagger for Best Crime Novel. Villani's life is his work. It is his identity, his calling, his touchstone. But now, over a few sweltering summer days, as fires burn across the state and his superiors and colleagues scheme and jostle, he finds all the certainties of his life are crumbling.From the Hardcover edition.