Greg Barron

Keeping up with the 2015 Ned Kelly Submissions - Best Crime

This year I've promised myself a red hot go at reading the entire submissions list for all 3 of the Ned Kelly Categories. Preferably before the 2016 Submissions List is released although there are days when I think I might have bitten off more than I can possibly chew. Still - getting there :)

Next up Best Crime - kept the best to last :)

Review - LETHAL SKY, Greg Barron

Author Information
Book Title: 
Lethal Sky
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Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780730498636
Categorisation
Category: 
Thriller
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
2014

SAVAGE TIDE - Greg Barron

Author Information
Book Title: 
Savage Tide
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780732294366
Series: 
Marika Hartmann
Categorisation
Category: 
Thriller
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
2013

Savage Tide

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Thriller

The second race-against-time thriller from the author of ROTTEN GODS, in the tradition of le Carre, Ludlum and Clancy.

Intelligence officer Marika Hartmann captures an extremist foot-soldier guilty of a massacre of school children and aid workers in Southern Somalia. Renditioned to a CIA ′black site′ in Djibouti, the prisoner hints at a terror plot in the making.

Marika and ex-Special Forces colleague PJ Johnson team up to investigate, uncovering a cold-blooded conspiracy that will decimate the cities of the West.

ISBN: 
9780732294366
Series: 
Marika Hartmann
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
2013

AustCrime - April Wrap Up

April, apart from finishing off one book, was 100% Australian author month. Half way through the month it dawned on me that in 2006, when I got the first version of this site up and running, it was a bit tricky to fill an entire month's reading with local books - even with a bit of back catalogue re-reading.

ROTTEN GODS - Greg Barron

Author Information
Book Title: 
Rotten Gods
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780732294342
Series: 
Marika Hartmann
Categorisation
Category: 
Thriller
Sub Genre: 
Political
Terrorism
Location: 
Dubai
Somalia
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
2012

CR - Rotten Gods, Greg Barron

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Time for another thriller methinks.... (Apologies, still very behind with review posting - having to work sometimes really gets in the road of the things you'd rather be doing... will catch up this week!).

From the Blurb:

The near future. Climate change is causing havoc in coastal areas and the world is in economic and ecological crisis. World leaders gather at a billion-dollar conference centre in Dubai, determined to make the decisions necessary to bring society back from the brink.

Rotten Gods

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Thriller

The near future. Climate change is causing havoc in coastal areas and the world is in economic and ecological crisis. World leaders gather at a billion-dollar conference centre in Dubai, determined to make the decisions necessary to bring society back from the brink.

ISBN: 
9780732294342
Location: 
Somalia
Dubai
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
2012

Greg Barron

Author Information
Barron, Greg

Greg was born in the mountain ranges of Northern New South Wales and has also lived in Canada and the Northern Territory. He grew up reading Alistair MacLean, Tom Clancy, Robert Ludlum, Desmond Bagley, Jon Cleary, Wilbur Smith and John Le Carre and dreamed of being a writer from an early age.

He has qualifications in Education and Aquatic Science and has studied Global Terrorism through St Andrew’s University, Scotland. He has worked as a librarian, a music teacher, a primary producer, an educator in remote Indigenous communities, and played the guitar semi professionally.