Tapping into his own New Zealand army career in Military Intelligence, and with the help of handy sources in the service, Darin Dance has written a spy novel set in Wellington.
Whiskey Lima Golf sees army vet Tom (Tāmati) Yelich in a wheelchair, and struggling with depression after being injured in Afghanistan.
But shortly afterwards, he and his old army mate Devon find themselves entering the shady world of international espionage being played out on the streets of Te Whanganui a Tara.
Lynn Freeman talks with Darin about spy novels, authenticity and his plans for Tom and Devon.
Whiskey Lima Golf by Darin Dance is published by the Bach Doctor Press.