About DI Temple
As a small boy, DI Temple returned home to find his mother dead. She had been brutally murdered, with the crime remaining unresolved. Temple is a man on a mission to find her killer, it’s why he joined the police. With the past throwing a long shadow over his life, as a detective, this makes him even more determined to seek justice for other victims as he hunts their killers. His personal quest makes him difficult to live with and difficult to work with and his relationships suffer. But he’ll stop at nothing to protect his family, even though they are estranged and if it means breaking the law.
Temple’s been a victim, he knows what that feels like. He knows what his job is – to protect the innocent and hunt down criminals. And he does this despite the hierarchy and the rules and restrictions. He knows rules are fine in an ideal world, but that’s not the world in which the people he hunts operate. Temple knows that criminals live without boundaries and sometimes he has to inhabit their world and speak their language to understand what he’s dealing with. Temple’s a man on a mission.
Author – Deborah Lucy
Deborah Lucy was born in Southsea and bought up in Portsmouth, the island city. Her novels are the first and second in a series involving DI Temple.
In her working life, Deb has been able to work alongside a number of senior investigating officers as they’ve investigated major crime, murder, missing persons, abduction and kidnaps. She’s been at the 7am starts and 3am finishes, the ‘golden hour’s’, the highs, the lows, the breakthroughs, arrests, the slog. The politics.
For three years she worked in the missing adults and children arena, with police, government policy advisers and charities. Latterly, she conducted ‘know your customer’ inquiries for international blue chip companies. She has a master’s degree in historical research and is a trustee for Locate International, a charity dedicated to the investigation of missing people on behalf of their families.