When a child is in danger, every second counts. In Sydney, Australia, The Loving Hand church understands how children can be a commodity more precious than gold.When Kate Maclaren flies in from Los Angeles, desperate to find her missing niece, she opens a door into this world, and uncovers a network of corruption and cruelty that stretches across the country.Agent John Corey, torn by long-buried guilt, and harbouring secrets he must not reveal, joins forces with Kate to expose the sinister cult before more children disappear. He will risk everything, even defying orders, to help Kate uncover the truth and keep her safe.But when their journey into Australia’s Outback reveals the psychopath at the centre of the network, it is Kate who discovers she will do anything for the people she loves.‘Thrilling and compelling, Grievous Harm positively pulsates!’
– Kathryn Fox, author of Fatal Impact.ISBN: 9 780992 492502Read an excerpt of Grievous Harm here 





A city in danger.

Thousands will die.

What would you sacrifice to save them?

The woman he loves holds the key to his father’s murder.

Operative Mark Talbert’s father is murdered, the agency he works for has him hunting terrorists, and the only connection is the father of Julie Evans, the woman he loves.


Her father has placed Julie Evans in the hands of a terrorist determined to unleash horror on an unprepared city. She needs someone she can depend on, but can she trust the man she loves?

People are dying. People who seem to have nothing in common until Mark discovers his father’s involvement in a decades-old crime. A killer is taking a calculated revenge.

A revenge that threatens Mark, Julie, and Julie’s son … and the terrorists are making their final move.

Read an excerpt from Fatal Flaw

Available from Clan Destine Press and all good bookstores ISBN: 978-0-9807900-9-2, and as an ebook from Amazon

Review excerpt by Gaile Hughes and posted on the Marianne Delacourt website (see in full on Reviews page)

“A tantalising read that I fully recommend! Fatal Flaw, by Queensland author Sandy Curtis, is a powerful, intense thriller about power, betrayal, old loyalties and how past actions and events can shape the future.  It also explores the relationship between children and their parents and emerging love through friendship. I loved this story because it had all the usual suspects of a murder, intrigue, international terrorism, and good versus evil, all interwoven with a beautiful love story.”



Some secrets are worth dying to protect …

Professor John Raymond lies paralysed and unable to speak.
His colleague, brilliant young medical researcher Breeanna Montgomery, is attacked by a shotgun-wielding stranger. Before the night is over, the man is killed, and Breeanna is fleeing from someone even more ruthless … and deadly.

Have those secrets already cost a life?

Rogan McKay’s search for his missing brother forces him into a dangerous act of deception as the trail leads him to Breanna. When he confronts her, a shocking chain of events reveals her family’s dark secrets.

One man’s dream becomes another’s nightmare …

Nothing Rogan discovers about this woman will be as astounding as the truth behind the experiment Professor Raymond was trying to hide …

In Dangerous Deception, survival depends on accepting who you are meant to be.

Read an excerpt from Dangerous Deception

Available as an ebook from Clan Destine Press and Amazon



Her father is accused of murder …

Samantha Bretton takes over as skipper of her father’s fishing trawler, the Sea Mistress, determined to clear his name.

His job is to find out the truth …

Brisbane cop Chayse Jarrett, guilt-ridden by the death of a young woman on his last assignment, goes undercover on the vessel, and soon realises that Samantha is hiding something.
Secrets that could implicate her father in more than murder.
Secrets that Chayse becomes reluctant to uncover.

Are friends really what they seem …

The case takes a sinister turn and Samantha is forced to relive the horrors of her past.
In a night as deadly and unpredictable as the ocean that threatens his life, Chayse finds new allies, but now faces danger from old and bitter foes.
Before that night has ended, even enemies will discover that things are not always as they seem …

In Deadly Tide, the truth proves to be a destructive force …

Read an excerpt from Deadly Tide

Available as an ebook from Clan Destine Press and Amazon



She fears the unknown …

Artist Kirri Smith is haunted by the memory loss she suffered in New Orleans, and fears what it may hide.

He has the answer to her past …

When American Daniel Brand walks into Kirri’s art gallery on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, their encounter results in a startling revelation – one which will have tragic outcomes for Kirri’s family.

The present holds dangers they could never imagine …

A past act of deception has created killers who will do anything to achieve their goal. Kirri and Daniel are flung into a nightmare of suspicion and lies when the killers’ plan takes a terrifying new twist …

In Black Ice, obsession and lies threaten a second chance at love.

Read an excerpt from Black Ice

Available as an ebook from Clan Destine Press and Amazon



A destructive force …

As Emma Randall prepares to bury one man, another enters her life with the force of the cyclone gathering around them.

A man fighting for his life …

Drew Jarrett, his feet and hands torn by nail wounds, stumbles onto Emma’s isolated farm, with no clue to the identity of the man who has tried to kill him.
Within days the killer strikes again.

An attraction that can’t be denied …

Emma fights to deny her feelings for Drew, but the growing danger surrounding her and this mysterious stranger creates an intimacy between them she could never have imagined.
As Emma and Drew join forces to find the killer, he holds hostage the most innocent life of all.

In Dance with the Devil, menace and love meet in a story as suspenseful as it is passionate.

Read an excerpt from Dance with the Devil

Available as an ebook from Clan Destine Press and Amazon



Is she a killer?

Libby Daniels wakes from a drug-induced sleep to see two men crouched over her mother’s battered body. Already in shock, she flees when overhearing the men say, ‘Libby killed her’.

His past will put them both in danger …

Conor Martin can’t ignore the woman who takes refuge on his doorstep. He’s been alone too long, hiding too long, afraid too long, not to recognise her desperation … and her need for love.

Trust is hard to give …

until past and present collide in a violent attack that forces them to confront their enemies … and their deepest fears.

In Until Death, a burgeoning love struggles to survive the force of evil.

Read an excerpt from Until Death

Available as an ebook from Clan Destine Press and Amazon


The books below were published by Pan Macmillan Australia.

They are now out of print but are available from Clan Destine Press as eBooks (above).


Dangerous Deception

Until Death

Deadly Tide
Deadly Tide

Black Ice
Black Ice

Dance with the Devil
Dance with the Devil