Author Khaled Talib

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About the Author


Born and raised in Singapore, Khaled is a former magazine journalist with local and international exposure. His articles have also been published and syndicated to newspapers worldwide. Khaled’s debut thriller novel, Smokescreen, was listed "Thriller of the Month" on's September 2014 issue. The author is a member of the UK Crime Writers Association.  Khaled is an avid traveler and believes in being kind to all animals, great and small. 

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Author: Khaled Talib

Paperback ISBN:  9781953271488

eBook ISBN:  9781953271495

Genre: International Thriller

Release Date 12/22/2020

Laurence Turner, a pharmacist from Sydney, is wracked with guilt after his fiancé dies on a sailing trip. The tragedy is followed by yet another fatal incident when he dispenses the wrong medication to a customer.

Laurence moves to the Clare Valley in South Australia for a fresh start, but when he stumbles across the dead body of a visiting American reporter, things take a turn for the worst.

The case explodes into far more than Laurence could ever expect with the arrival of a beautiful American woman, Skyler Hawthorne. Her troubles put Laurence in the path of both domestic and foreign agents, including a dangerous Russian spy who believes Laurence is hiding a secret.

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