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.

Explosives are smuggled into the centre. Doctor Ali Khalid Abukar, a former humanitarian worker pushed into extremism, holds the trigger. He and his 'colleagues' give selected governments seven days to comply with a series of demands or the centre will be obliterated. Certain heads of state are branded 'war criminals', and singled out for trial and execution, one by one.

Australian-born intelligence officer Marika Hartmann parachutes into Somalia in an attempt to track down Dr Abukar's wife, Sufia, who may hold the key to disarming the terrorists. An ambitious warlord, however, stands in her way at every turn. British diplomat Isabella Thompson, forced to betray her country after the kidnap of her two daughters, helps the extremists hijack of the conference centre. She faces charges of treason unless she can redeem herself. Her airline pilot husband, Simon, embarks on a dangerous quest to rescue the girls.

For all the characters, it's a race against the clock as they hurtle towards the seven-day deadline set by the terrorists and certain death for all the hostages in Dubai.

As ROTTEN GODS builds towards a shattering climax, its characters are forced to examine their consciences and motives; their faith and beliefs. Each has cause to wonder just who is right and wrong in this epic struggle set in a world that might soon become more fact than fiction.

Author

Greg Barron

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.

Greg enjoys music, bushwalking, boating, canoeing, reading and travel, both internationally and in Australia. His writing reflects strong interests in political, social and environmental change. He lives on a small farm in Eastern Australia’s coastal hinterland with his wife and two sons.

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Books:

Series: Marika Hartmann

Book Number:
3
2014
Book Number:
2
2013
Book Number:
1
2012
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ISBN
9780732294342
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Review ROTTEN GODS - Greg Barron
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Monday, April 29, 2013
Blog CR - Rotten Gods, Greg Barron
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