Late January 1985 Dame Kiri is launching Vukovich Sauvignon Blanc on the Sydney Opera House steps with major shareholders the Delaney family present. The American nuclear warship the Buchanan is in harbour for ANZUS exercises and protesters are out in force, among them Ali Delaney and her American boyfriend. Detective Sergeant Maria Pikowai, née Delaney, is in town as protection detail for New Zealand Prime Minister David Lange secretly meeting his Australian counterpart Bob Hawke in the Sydney Hilton hotel. DS Pikowai joins Australian and American security forces confronting plots to sink the warship, kidnap Lange and destroy the ANZUS accord. Then there are the Delaney family problems damned and potentially redeemed by the convict stain.

Author

David McGill

David McGill is a New Zealand social historian who has published 53 books. Born in Auckland, educated in the Bay of Plenty and at a Christchurch seminary, he trained as a teacher and did a BA at Victoria University of Wellington. He worked as a feature writer for The Listener, Sydney’s The Bulletin, London’s TVTimes, wrote columns for the Evening Post in Wellington and edited a local lifestyle magazine before becoming a full-time writer in 1984. His book subjects include Ghost Towns of New Zealand and the country’s first bushranger, local and national heritage buildings, Kiwi prisoners of war, the history of the NZ Customs Department, a biography of a criminal lawyer, a personal history of rock music, a rail journey around the country, historical and comic novels, several thrillers and six collections of Kiwi slang. He collects owl figurines and reads thrillers.

Country of Origin

Books:

Series:

Series: Dan Delaney

Book Number:
6
2021
Book Number:
4
2019
Book Number:
3
2018
Book Number:
1
2015
Review Death of An Agent, David McGill
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, July 16, 2020
Review The Plot to Kill Peter Fraser, David McGill
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Blog #amreading The Plot to Kill Peter Fraser, David McGill
Karen Chisholm
Monday, March 19, 2018
Review Review - The Death Ray Debacle, David McGill
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Blog April on AustCrimeFiction
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Blog #amreading The Death Ray Debacle, David McGill
Karen Chisholm
Monday, April 4, 2016
Year of Publication
Publisher
Book Source
Reading Pile
Series
Book Number (in series)
6

Add new comment

This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.