There are three different series set in the same 'world'. The Placid Point universe is one where, not long from today, the first transhumans are created when human minds are uploaded to computers. The consequences of this ripple down the millennia. It is a universe in which, although we don't know it, countless alien civilisations fill the galaxy. most of them far more advanced than humanity ever becomes. In chronological order, the three series are:
Jay and Sandra are a couple of kids when it all starts, each caught up in the crazy, glamorous world of timesplashing, each about to have their lives changed forever. Back then, it was something underground, edgy and cool. Then Sniper took it all too far and timesplashing became the ultimate terrorist weapon. The Timesplash series follows the story of Jay and Sandra and the time travel technology that destroys so many lives, terrifies law enforcement, and gives terrorists - and freedom fighters - a new and dreadful weapon.
The series was originally published by Pan Macmillan Australia. Two of the novels in the series were shortlisted for the Aurealis Award as Best Science Fiction Novel.
Luke Kelly wasn't really cut out to be a private investigator. He was basically an academic, a young man with a PhD in philosophy, with no clue about what to do with his life. Ronnie walker, on the other hand, was made for the hunt. A relentless, driven man - ex-soldier, ex-cop and ex-PI - Ronnie had all the skills Luke lacked. His only problem was, he was getting too old for that shit. Yet, when Luke's girlfriend is mudered and the police decide he's their prime suspect, the only way to clear his name is for Luke to find the real killer. And for that, he needs Ronnie's help, whether he likes the idea or not. Set in the beautiful, sub-tropical city of Brisbane on Australia's East coast, the Luke Kelly Crime Story series follows Luke and Ronnie as they stumble and barge their way through the seedy underbelly of this bright city, struggling with each other as much as with the cases they tackle.