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Publisher's Summary

Terrorism, politics and betrayals collide in this fast-paced thriller.

He was the only one left alive; now it was his turn to die.

In September 1972, journalist Anna Rosen takes an early morning phone call from her boss at the ABC, telling her about two bombings in Sydney's busy CBD. It's the worst terrorist attack in the country's history, and Anna has no doubt which group is responsible for the carnage. She has been investigating the role of alleged war criminals in the globally active Ustasha movement.

High in the Austrian Alps, Marin Katich is one of 20 would-be revolutionaries who slip stealthily over the border into Yugoslavia on a mission planned and funded in Australia. It will have devastating consequences for all involved. Soon the arrival in Australia of Yugoslavia's prime minister will trigger the next move in a deadly international struggle.

Tony Jones, one of Australia's most admired journalists, has written a brilliantly compelling thriller, taking us from the savage mountains of Yugoslavia to Canberra's brutal yet covert power struggles in a novel that's intelligent, informed and utterly suspenseful.

©2017 Tony Jones (P)2017 Audible, Ltd

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Cracking Story

Enjoyed this book immensely.
Great story line with plenty of twists and turns. A bit of action, history and behind the scenes movements.

Well written and really well performed. Hope to hear more from Rhys Muldoon. He was a great narrator without over exaggerating the Australian accent.

Hope to see another book by Tony Jones.

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Fascinating Australian political intrigue

A timely reminder that the freedoms we hold dear in Australia have been hard won, protected, and could so easily disappear. A great tale of political intrigue that in some ways we can only hope are not true. Sometimes life is stranger than fiction.

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A good read

I thought the book was a bit slow to start but it did get very exciting and a reflection on the way we lived. I loved the use of the real people from the past woven into the story line.

Great job Tony Jones I’ll watch out for another

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Sensational

Wonderfully written and performed political drama set In Canberra, blending fiction with facts. I was completely engaged and ended up binge listening. Can’t wait for the next book Tony. A sequel is begging to be written.

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Terrific read

Fascinatingly factual yet written with the skill of an experienced story teller, where truth is sometimes stranger than fiction

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Excellent

Anna Rosen is a great character. I thoroughly enjoyed this accomplished historical thriller. The lively, alcohol soaked police, press gallery & Ministerial scenes were highlights, intercut with personal and political story of Croatian terrorists.

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I don't mind Tony Jones as a journalist, but this is terrible. A self indulgent history lesson dressed up as a novel. If it hadn't been free I would have returned it

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interesting historical period article

Much more like a historical news article than a novel, however, very interesting for Australians interested in modern history despite it being fiction.

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