Author(s): Lynette Silver
In the Mouth of the Tiger is an epic story of adventure, love, mystery and intrigue set in Malaya, in the colourful and turbulent years before and after World War 2. Nona Orlov, a young Russian refugee abandoned in colonial Penang, falls in love with an Englishman who offers escape from her tawdry hand-to-mouth existence and catapults her into a world of mansions, expensive cars, well-bred horses and luxurious yachts. But Denis Elesmere-Elliott is much more than the urbane, wealthy man-about-town that he appears, and Nona is plunged into a dark world of treachery, violence and sudden death. As the mysteries multiply, Nona realises that, if she is to survive, her courage must match those of the tigers that frequent the jungles around her.
Lynette Silver is a military historian, the author of a number of books on Australian history, including The Battle of Vinegar Hill, Fabulous Furphies, The Heroes o Rimau, Krait the Fishing Boat that went to War, Sandakan- A Conspiray of Silence, The Bidge at Parit Sulong, Blood Brothers and Deadly Secrets- The Singapore raids 1942-45. Derek Emerson-Elliott was born in colonial Singapore in 1939, the son of an English adventurer and a young Russian emigre. He has infant memories of escaping the Japanese invasion of the island in 1942, after which he enjoyed an enchanted childhood full of travel and adventure, living in Australia, Malaya during the Communist uprising, England, South Africa and Portugal. Derek was for a period an Aid-de-Camp to the Governor-General, Lord Casey. Derek has worked as a lawyer in the public service, a litigation solicitor in private practice in Canberra, and as a barrister in Canberra and in New South Wales. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Canberra, has published articles on various controversial legal subjects, and is currently a street lawyer fighting for the clients of a community legal centre in Canberra.