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Review - THE MANDARIN CODE, Steve Lewis & Chris Uhlmann

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Mandarin Code
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780732294755
Series: 
Harry Dunkley
Categorisation
Category: 
Thriller
Sub Genre: 
Politics
Location: 
Canberra
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
2014

The Mandarin Code

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Thriller

POLITICS JUST GOT DEADLY.

A body pulled from the murky waters of Lake Burley Griffin links Canberra, Beijing and Washington in a titanic struggle where war is just a mouse click away.

Veteran reporter Harry Dunkley is chasing the scoop of his career, hunting for his best friend's killer. Navigating treacherous political waters where a desperate minority government edges ever closer to disaster, he delves into a cyber world where there are no secrets.

ISBN: 
9780730499664
Location: 
Canberra
Series: 
Harry Dunkley
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
2014

The Fourth Season

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

When the body of young female environmental activist and science student, Laila Fanshaw, is found floating in Lake Burley Griffin, private investigator Sandra Mahoney's life is turned upside down, not least because her partner, Ivan, was in love with Laila. Ivan is a suspect and has no alibi for the time of death.

A further strain is put on the relationship when another suspect, who worked in the Federal Environment Department, wants to hire Sandra to help him clear his name.

Sub Genre: 
Private Detective
ISBN: 
9781743052532
Location: 
Canberra
Series: 
Sandra Mahoney
Publisher: 
Wakefield Press
Year of Publication: 
2013

DEAD CAT BOUNCE - Peter Cotton

Author Information
Book Title: 
Dead Cat Bounce
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781922070449
Series: 
Darren Glass
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Location: 
Canberra
Publisher: 
Scribe Publications
Year of Publication: 
2013

Dead Cat Bounce

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

A federal election campaign is thrown into chaos when a popular government minister goes missing and then turns up dead on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin.

With Detective Darren Glass and the Australian Federal Police on the case, the investigation into the minister’s murder quickly becomes entangled in a game of high-stakes politics. And all the while, the body count mounts.

Sub Genre: 
Politics
Police Procedural
ISBN: 
9781922070449
Location: 
Canberra
Series: 
Darren Glass
Publisher: 
Scribe Publications
Year of Publication: 
2013

THE MARMALADE FILES - Steve Lewis & Chris Uhlmann

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Marmalade Files
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780730499657
Categorisation
Category: 
Thriller
Sub Genre: 
Politics
Location: 
Canberra
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
2012

The Marmalade Files

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

An imaginative romp through the dark underbelly of politics by two veteran Canberra insiders.

When seasoned newshound Harry Dunkley is slipped a compromising photograph one frosty Canberra dawn he knows he′s onto something big. In pursuit of the scoop, Dunkley must negotiate the deadly corridors of power where the minority Toohey Government hangs by a thread - its stricken Foreign Minister on life support, her heart maintained by a single thought. Revenge.

Sub Genre: 
Humour
Politics
ISBN: 
9780732294748
Location: 
Canberra
Series: 
Harry Dunkley
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
2012

Poison Tree

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Sacked from ASIO for his involvement in the Peace Crimes Affair, Ramdas Nair is now a private detective facing bankruptcy. He can sink no lower. Or so he thinks.

Ramdas Nair should know by now that asking questions can get you into trouble, and that's just what he finds when he teams up with Persephone Tsakas, a renegade journalist. Together they sniff out a trail of dirty deals, infidelity and blackmail which leads to the prime minister's right-hand man.

Special Interests: 
Politics
ISBN: 
0732267099
Location: 
Canberra
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
1999

Underground

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Think ahead five or so years from now, to an Australia transformed by the never-ending war on terror. Canberra has been wiped out in a nuclear attack. There is a permanent state of emergency. Security check-points, citizenship tests, identity cards and detention without trial have all become the norm. Suspect minorities have been locked away into ghettos. And worse - no one wants to play cricket with us anymore.

Special Interests: 
Politics
Terrorism
ISBN: 
1741149312
Location: 
Canberra
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2007

The White Tower

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Private Detective

Niall Howley has been spending night after night playing an interactive computer game when he's found dead at the bottom of the Telstra tower in Canberra.

From a graphic left on his computer, it is apparent that his actual death mimics in an eerie way the death already scripted for him in the game.

The police and the coroner call it suicide, but Niall's mother hires Sandra Mahoney, computer crime consultant, to help her understand what has really happened.

ISBN: 
1862546053
Location: 
Canberra
Series: 
Sandra Mahoney
Publisher: 
Wakefield Press

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