John M Green

Ned Kelly Awards 2017 Submissions List

All the submissions to the 2017 Ned Kelly Awards have just been announced and as usual, every year as the entries start to roll in, I start to fret about the ones I haven't had a chance to read yet - this year, needless to say is no different :) Check out the full list at: http://www.austcrimewriters.com/2017-submissions or follow the links below to those that somebody here have been lucky enough to review.

AustCrime - March Wrap Up

This March wrap up is, of course, late. But then, I'm the reader and a lousy blog writer. The books that are keeping me distracted are written by those writer type people. This month has been an interesting bag of ups and downs, highlights and potential. Apologies to those for whom I'm very late with reviews. It's been ridiculously hectic in these parts - what with himself overseas, and the ongoing "dry spell". (Lovely bit of spin that, nicely pitched as a tad of an inconvenience rather than the actuality of bugger all rain for 10 months and counting).

THE TRUSTED - John M Green

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Trusted
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Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781921997105
Series: 
Tori Swyft
Categorisation
Category: 
Thriller
Location: 
Greece
USA
Australia
Worldwide
Publisher: 
Pantera Press
Year of Publication: 
2013

CR - The Trusted, John M Green

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An unusual take on the concept of embedded agents.

From the Blurb:

How far would you go to save the planet? ...Would you destroy it?

Imagine a global depression caused, not by greed or stupidity, but by a secret band of brilliant and radical environmentalists, 9S, using cyber-terror to slash the world’s population and smash its resource-hungry economy. Members of 9S have spent ten years secretly infiltrating industry and government, working themselves into the most trusted jobs in the world...sleepers ready to act.

The Trusted

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Thriller

How far would you go to save the planet? ...Would you destroy it?

Imagine a global depression caused, not by greed or stupidity, but by a secret band of brilliant and radical environmentalists, 9S, using cyber-terror to slash the world’s population and smash its resource-hungry economy. Members of 9S have spent ten years secretly infiltrating industry and government, working themselves into the most trusted jobs in the world...sleepers ready to act.

ISBN: 
9781921997105
Publisher: 
Pantera Press
Year of Publication: 
2013

BORN TO RUN - John M Green

Author Information
Book Title: 
Born to Run
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780980741889
Categorisation
Category: 
Thriller
Special Interests: 
American Politics
Location: 
USA
Publisher: 
Pantera Press
Year of Publication: 
2011

Born to Run

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Thriller

Blurb from the Book

Murder, Terror and Treason

Isabel Diaz is set to be the first woman to win the White House.

But her chances plummet when a Muslim protege is accused of syphoning funds to terrorists and, seemingly unrelated, an Australian software wiz is tossed off a London skyscraper.

Then, when a TV journalist digs up a dark secret from Isabel's past, her presidental hopes shatter.

Special Interests: 
American Politics
ISBN: 
9780980741889
Location: 
USA
Publisher: 
Pantera Press
Year of Publication: 
2011

John M Green

Author Information
Green, John M

About the Author

When it dawned on John that what got him up in the morning was writing not his day job, he quit the job.  Until then he was an executive director in a leading investment bank.  Much earlier he'd been a lawyer, a partner in two major law firms.

As well as a novelist, he is a well-known business writer and commentator and his non-fiction writing has appeared in a vareity of publications in Australia and overseas.