The third and final Darren Mangan thriller –  Wired – is out now.

Crime writer John Hollenkamp’s trilogy of gritty, knife-edge action novels begin with Stealth, which follows the misadventures of Sydney cab driver Darren ‘Mango’ Mangan as he finds himself mixed up with violent bike gangs, major drug deals and a crazed serial killer murdering his way north to Queensland.

The sequel to Stealth is A Tropical Cure. It takes up where Stealth leaves off – with Darren on the trail of vicious bikie Eddie in the back blocks and suburbs of the Sunshine State city of Townsville. But this time, Darren must also contend with a crime family whose hitman goes by the nickname of Slice and an inquisitive young indigenous cop investigating the deaths stacking up on his beat.

Now comes Wired, in which Darren’s friend Nick is mixed up with bad company, indigenous cop Joel Shallowater returns from a near-death experience to an unhappy assignment with a new squad, and – half a world away – two ‘blood brothers’ chart a course which could end with slaughter on the decks of a passenger ferry off the coast of North Queensland.