Mark Abernethy

Round up of the shortlists for the 2018 Ned Kelly Awards

My round up of the 2018 Ned Kelly Awards shortlist is now at Newtown Review of Books

Announcing the 2018 Ned Kelly Awards Longlist

 

This year’s longlist for the Ned Kelly Awards announced by the Australian Crime Writers Association celebrates the novels of well established crime writers and talented newcomers.

COUNTER ATTACK - Mark Abernethy

Author Information
Book Title: 
Counter Attack
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781741759396
Series: 
Alan McQueen
Categorisation
Category: 
Thriller
Sub Genre: 
Military
Location: 
Singapore
Vietnam
Cambodia
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2011

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From the Blurb:

Australia's super-spy, Alan McQueen, has been lured out of retirement.  But any dreams Mac has of a cosy office job are shattered when he's dispatched to Singapore to oversee a covert mission.  And when things go disastrously wrong, he not only has to defend his reputation in Australia but also stay out of jail in Vietnam.

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Second Strike

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Thriller

Blurb from the Book

 In the early hours of October 13, 2002, Australian spy Alan McQueen is jolted awake and told to immediately head to Bali, where more than two hundred people have been killed in a series of bomb blasts.

Sub Genre: 
Espionage
Military
Special Interests: 
Military
ISBN: 
978-1-74175-561-9
Location: 
Bali
Series: 
Alan McQueen
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2008

Double Back

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Thriller

Blurb from the Book

It is August 1999 and the poor, repressed province of Indonesia – East Timor – is building for its chance at independence with the UN-supervised ballot. As the Australian government attempts to stay friendly with both the East Timorese independence movement and the Indonesian generals, Aussie spy Alan McQueen is sent into Dili to discover the whereabouts of Bill Yarrow – an East Timor-based intelligence asset for Australian SIS who has disappeared.

Sub Genre: 
Espionage
Military
Special Interests: 
Military
ISBN: 
978-1-74175-938-9
Location: 
Timor Leste
Series: 
Alan McQueen
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2009

Counter Attack

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Thriller

Blurb from the Book

Australia's super-spy, Alan McQueen, has been lured out of retirement. Any dreams Mac has of a cosy office job are shattered when he's dispatched to Singapore to oversee a covert mission. And when things go disastrously wrong, he not only has to defend his reputation in Australia but also stay out of jail in Vietnam.

Sub Genre: 
Espionage
Military
Special Interests: 
Military
ISBN: 
9781741759396
Location: 
Vietnam
Singapore
Series: 
Alan McQueen
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2010

DOUBLE BACK - Mark Abernethy

Author Information
Book Title: 
Double Back
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781741759297
Series: 
Alan McQueen
Categorisation
Category: 
Thriller
Sub Genre: 
Espionage
Military
Location: 
Timor Leste
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2009