With a background in judiciary, forensic probity issues, litigation, university and clinical medical research, ethics mediation and arbitration in Australian state and federal court referred disputes, Geoffrey Hinton Humphries has had years of dealing with people in varying degrees of disputation and conflict. Outcomes have ranged from exhilarating to deeply sad. The mix of the personal and professional histories significantly contributes to the dystopian fiction of his novels and short stories.
The odyssey of a supreme court judge tainted with scandal: a brilliant female barrister, two women, one a pathologist and the other a lawyer, who run an underground little theatre, and the judge’s mother. They are privileged, comfortable and confident. The world about them changes. The sea recedes...