John Lawrence is ex special forces. He is renovating a house in Sydney with the help a teen from a dysfunctional home.
Large is a loan shark, who is delivering guns into the country.
When John transports a crate containing the belongings of Betty's husband, the suitcase that is held within sparks off kidnappings, shootings and gang warfare.
I thoroughly enjoyed Left Luggage. The characters were exceptional and I really enjoyed reading from Betty's point of view. I could well appreciate how devastating the move to a Sydney retirement village could have felt after independence in Paris.
Even the segments from the point of view of Large were good. He wasn't a cackling villain, he was just a man in a rough business.
The action scenes were well written and the brisk pace kept the book ticking over nicely.