Over the years Daniel Demoys has had it all. A loving wife, kids, the chance to make the world a better place. But over time he has gone from being idealistic and driven to a disillusioned and corrupt council official. Heís also an alcoholic and drug addict and is fast driving a wedge between him and his family. But the deadly fallout of his alcohol-fuelled and corrupt actions is about to change his life forever Ė can he make amends for his past? Blackout is an epic, edgy thriller following a man battling with his own dark soul as he makes a stab at redemption.
When Daniel wakes up from another drunken night with blood stained hands, he realises he might be responsible for a murder, but through a spiralling series of events, he finds his star unwittingly on the rise. A dramatic act of redemption buys him public adoration, so much so that he has become a candidate in the race for Mayor, persuaded by his lawyer sister Lucy and council official Jerry who become caught up in the cause. Should he face up to his actions and suffer the consequences or seize this chance, knowing he is sitting on on a ticking time bomb of the truth? Dark flashbacks to the fateful night continue and as the story unfolds Daniel realises how awful, and dangerous, the situation is. He also might not be the only one who knows about the horrific murder and is trying to cover it up Ė sinister political cogs are turning behind the scenes.
Daniel is painfully aware that it could all come crashing down at any moment. Detective Dalien Bevan is hot on his trail and Danielís deepening relationships with Bevanís ex-wife Sylvie, hospital nurse Donna, and the murdered manís daughter Ruth, means he finds himself tangled up in a darker and more sinister web than he could ever have imagined. Could this horrific situation be the very thing to wake him up to life and finally learn to love himself and his family?
Over the years Daniel Demoys has had it all.
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