Steve Sailah

Steve Sailah

Sydney, New South Wales

I grew up in a working class family in Melbourne where, apart from being a paperboy, my first job as a teenager was recycling aluminium and steel in my uncle’s scrap metal yard. After leaving school in Year 12, I was a cadet reporter at the age of 18 on The Sun News-Pictorial in Melbourne.

At the age of 22 I took ship to Mexico, hitchhiked to Texas, bussed around South America, and finally settled in Costa Rica to study languages at the University in San Jose. After a year, all savings depleted, I went home to work as a radio journalist; first at Melbourne’s 3AW, then in London at LBC and Independent Radio News.

Home again, I joined the new Sydney station 2WS, then moved to the ABC in 1980. I had a terrific 26 years with Aunty, during which time I was the ABC’s bureau chief in New Delhi and Washington DC. Along the way I was awarded two Walkleys for excellence in journalism and a Master of Arts from Macquarie University.

My final position at the ABC was as executive producer of The World Today, and I left that some years ago to write full time, as well as indulge my passions for motorcycling, sailing, and being a dad to three daughters in Sydney. I’ve written two historical novels, A Fatal Tide published by Random House Australia in August 2014, and Killing Kitchener published by Amazon as an eBook and paperback in November 2017.

Crime, Historical, Mystery, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Suspense, Thriller & Suspense

Killing Kitchener

One bloody bullet gets you in the end, he said as he coughed up a mouthful of blood and exhaled one last long breath…’ A single murder lies at the heart of this compelling crime mystery that moves from the battlefields of Turkey and Palestine to the storm-tossed North Atlantic during World War One. It is 1916 and teenage sniper Thomas Clare knows only too well what a single bullet can do as he struggles with his ghosts from the blood-soaked gullies of Gallipoli. A first love affair in exotic Cairo helps him bear the pain of lost comrades, until a corrupt policeman from his past turns up dead. Thomas unearths a mystery connecting his murdered parents to war crimes committed a generation before – the only clue, a blood-stained bayonet. Accompanied by Lawrence of Arabia, Thomas soon finds himself in the middle of a plot to assassinate the British Empire’s most famous warrior. KILLING KITCHENER – a powerful novel of adventure, love and betrayal – is for everyone who has ever wondered about the price of murder in war. Scroll up and buy to start the adventure today.

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