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Peter McGarry

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Two young women are abducted in the sleazy suburbs of a big city and face the grim ordeals of the sex trafficking trade. Two men will stop at nothing to find them. This shocking and suspenseful story ranges across three continents as their rescue quest becomes ever more relentless.



Short Summary

A girl's mutilated body is hauled from Sydney Harbour. She is not identified and police are faced with the disappearance of two others. The story flashes back to relate what happens to them.

Martin Trask confronts the man he believes sold his stepdaughter into slavery. He is mistaken but their meeting erupts into violence. For both the kidnapped girls, their lives will never be the same.


Sydney, Miami, London, Portugal and Ireland

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise


Plot - Other Elements


Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence,Sexual Abuse,Substance Abuse, Language/Profanity

Main Character Details

Name: Martin Trask

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Masculine,Aggressive,Charming,Complex,Confident,Decisive,Sexy,Blunt,Sophisticated

Additional Character Details

Name: Elaine Trask

Age: 20

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aspiring,Charming,Confident,Decisive,Engaging,Educated,Sexy,Romantic,Seductive

Additional Character Details

Name: Colm O'Rourke

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: emotional

Key Traits: Charming,Confident,Decisive,Engaging,Faithful,Educated,Masculine,Sexy,Sophisticated

Additional Character Details

Name: Cathy O'Rourke

Age: 19

Gender: Female

Role: emotional

Key Traits: Charming,Desperate,Educated,Engaging

Development Pitch

This compelling, fast-moving story examines the plight of two young women who are - separately - abducted in downtown Sydney. They subsequently encounter the horrors of the sex trafficking trade. Two men are committed to tracking them down, and one is forced to examine his own complex emotions. It is dramatic and violent and culminates in an explosive and unexpected finale.

About The Author

Peter McGarry is a former journalist, lecturer and broadcaster. He worked on newspapers in England and Australia and later taught journalism at the University of Warwick, UK. Relentless is his first novel and he is currently working on a second. He lives in Warwickshire, UK.

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34,35-54,55+

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Author

Year Published: 2018

Hard Copy Available