Melbourne Spotlight journalist Kim Prescott is promoted to the TV reporting staff after the program’s exposé of the Tugga’s Mob murders in Australia and New Zealand.
The story, a ratings bonanza, raised the TV show’s profile, and generated new story ideas and leads from the public.
One tip-off, if true, will horrify the nation all over again. Despite the scandal that nearly closed the industry, this anonymous lead suggests that live-baiting in greyhound racing is still going on.
The story trail leads Kim and her camera crew to the Victorian gold-mining ghost town of Steiglitz. They find horrific scenes at a trainer’s starting boxes – but not at all what they expect.
Meanwhile, production assistant Jo becomes the pawn of an activist with a vendetta, testing whether her loyalty lies with the current affairs team or her lover.
Most desperate of all, hope finally flickers for a woman who scratches the record of her captivity into a cellar wall.
Boxed is the riveting sequel to Stephen Johnson's debut crime novel Tugga's Mob, also with Clan Destine Press.