Colin Falconer

When We Were Gods

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Thriller

Re-creates the life and loves of the storied queen as she ascends the throne of Egypt, embarks on passionate love affairs with Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, and struggles with the intrigues of the Roman Empire.

ISBN: 
1863253254
Publisher: 
Bantam
Year of Publication: 
2001

Venom

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Thriller

Moving between Saigon and Paris, Bangkok and the Ganges, this thriller is the story of Michel Christian. Abandoned on the streets of Saigon as a child, he grows up with an irresistable attraction for women and an insatiable desire for revenge.

ISBN: 
0340535504
Location: 
Thailand
Vietnam
France
Publisher: 
Sceptre
Year of Publication: 
2005

The Sultan's Harem

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Thriller

From Publishers Weekly: Lengthy, involved and meandering, this epic soap opera by veteran historical novelist Falconer (Feathered Serpent, etc.) is set in the court of the 16th-century Turkish sultan Suleyman and its harem of 300 beautiful women. Suleyman favors Gabehar, who has borne him a son, but Harrem, a ruthless red-haired Russian, schemes to be next in line, seducing the sultan with her wiles: thus begins an epic catfight. For nearly four decades (1522-1559), Harrem conspires mercilessly against her enemies, employing lies, blackmail and poison.

ISBN: 
1400083125
Year of Publication: 
2005

Opium

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Thriller

Noelle Bonaventure was the restless, reckless daughter of a Corsican opium runner. Baptiste Croce was an adventurer, with more charm than scruples. Together they inherited a drugs empire whose tentacles spread from the mist-shrouded mountains of Laos to the financial towers of San Francisco.

Special Interests: 
Drug Running
ISBN: 
0340609923
Location: 
Laos
USA
Publisher: 
Coronet Books
Year of Publication: 
1994

Harem

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Thriller

Set in the worlds of the Ottoman empire in the 16th century, this book follows the fortunes of a handful of desperate characters whose destinies gradually weave together in a tapestry of passion, envy, betrayal and cruelty.

ISBN: 
0340580313
Publisher: 
Coronet Books
Year of Publication: 
1994

Fury

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Thriller

In Germany a Jew and a gentile fall in love during the turbulent time of Nazi indoctrination, while in Palestine an Arab and a Jewish kibbutz worker are drawn together, but know there is no future for them. All converge on Palestine after the war to continue the struggle for happiness.

Special Interests: 
World War II
ISBN: 
0340590408
Publisher: 
Coronet Books
Year of Publication: 
1993

Feathered Serpent

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Thriller

The triumphant, controversial life of the Aztec woman Malinali is one of the great and enduring legends of Mexico. A high-born Mexican heiress, she was sold into slavery as a child, and it was as a slave of the Maya that she met the Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes. To her, and many of the Mexica, Cortes, with his growing beard and pale skin, was Feathered Serpent, the god whose return to earth foretold the end of Montezuma's fabled empire. The daughter of a prophet, Malinali knew her fate lay with Feathered Serpent and his invaders.

ISBN: 
1400049571
Year of Publication: 
2003

Disappeared

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Thriller

Explores the terrifying and lasting effects on a middle class Argentinian family of a single night during the summer of 1976, when some of them "disappeared" under the brutal regime of the military junta. Spanning two decades, this is a cocktail of love, betrayal, politics and revenge.

ISBN: 
0340653612
Location: 
Argentina
Publisher: 
Coronet Books
Year of Publication: 
1997

Deathwatch

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Thriller

Written by the author of "Venom", this is a novel set at the end of 1941 on the South Pacific island of Santa Maria, which is still a tranquil idyll in the midst of a world broken by the drunken brawling of its most disreputable citizen, Patrick Corrigan.

ISBN: 
0340562390
Location: 
South Pacific
Publisher: 
Sceptre
Year of Publication: 
1995