Crime Watch Review: A Briefcase, Two Pies, And A Penthouse
A Briefcase, Two Pies, And A Penthouse by Brannavan Gnanalingam (Lawrence & Gibson, 2016)
Reviewed by Alyson Baker
Rachel McManus has just started at the New Zealand Alarm and Response Ministry. One of the few females working there, she is forced to traverse the peculiarities of Wellington bureaucracy, lascivious colleagues, and decades of sedimented hierarchy. She has the chance to prove herself by investigating a suspected terrorist, who they fear is radicalising impressionable youth and may carry out an attack himself on the nation's capital.