Matakana
(stative) be wary, watchful, on the lookout.


When budding writer Brent Taylor dies a horrific death in the Auckland University Library, his friend, sex worker Jade Amaro, refuses to believe it is suicide. She seeks help from Sam Hallberg, a former government advisor on terrorism, now working as a mechanic.

As Sam reluctantly agrees to look into the death, a hunt for a lost manuscript leads him ever deeper into a complex case of corruption and deceit. Meanwhile, Sam’s friend, brilliant business journalist Lynette Church, embarks on an investigation of dirty political dealings with major global implications, and with ties to the Iraq War.

It soon becomes clear that something is indeed very rotten…

Beginning in New Zealand, a small, clean and green country at the end of the earth, then winding its way around the globe, this clear-sighted and tense thriller will have you on the edge of your seat. Something is Rotten is beautifully written morality tale with Shakespearean twists and turns.

Author

Adam Sarafis

Adam Sarafis is the creation of authors Linda Olsson and Thomas Sainsbury.  Linda Olsson was born in Stockholm, Sweden in 1948. She left Sweden in 1986 and has lived in Kenya, Singapore, the UK and Japan, before settling in New Zealand. Her first novel, Let me sing you gentle songs (aka Astrid & Veronica) became an international bestseller, and has been followed by three more novels. She divides her time between Auckland and Stockholm. Thomas Sainsbury was born in Matamata, New Zealand. After graduating from the University of Auckland he pursued a career in theatre, television and comedy. His darkly comic plays have been performed throughout New Zealand and in Australia, USA, UK, Greece and France. He co-wrote the award-winning New Zealand television comedy Super City and the Vietnamese.

Pseudonym Of

Linda Olsson

Linda Olsson lives in Auckland, New Zealand. Her debut 'Let me sing you gentle songs' was published in September 2005 in New Zealand. Since then the rights for it have been sold to many countries. It has now been published in the US and Canada under the title 'Astrid and Veronika' as well as in her country of birth, Sweden (Låt mig sjunga dig milda sånger).

Country of Origin
Country of Origin

Books:

Series: Matakana

Book Number:
1
2015
Review Review - SOMETHING IS ROTTEN, Adam Sarafis
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Blog Currently Reading - Something is Rotten, Adam Sarafis
Karen Chisholm
Monday, May 18, 2015
ISBN
9781760067762
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Publisher
Series
Book Number (in series)
1
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Review Review - SOMETHING IS ROTTEN, Adam Sarafis
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Blog Currently Reading - Something is Rotten, Adam Sarafis
Karen Chisholm
Monday, May 18, 2015

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