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THE ART DEALER
Mix six priceless works of art, a missing dealer, some serious insurance fraud, then throw in a few smart investigators, and what do you get? A fast paced page turner that forces you to take notice.
Billionaire, Sam Richards, had no trouble outbidding the other hopefuls when six masterpieces went under the hammer at Marcus Murray’s, Z Block gallery. A few weeks later the paintings were stolen from the Richards’ mansion. Insurance fraud, was the hot-gossip of the art world.
Detective Alexandra Miller defies the rulebook when she goes solo to talk to an informer in a part of town where the local currency is gang violence, not precious art works. She discovers the paintings are on Sam Richards’ yacht, which is bound for his South Pacific getaway island.
Senior Sergeant, Tony Vascelli and Senior Detective, Tim Newman, want to know who set the firebomb in the cargo wharf precinct, and the name of the unidentified male seen running from the area.
The action driven plot is a race against time to unravel a complex net of events, including a sea chase to the island of Nauru, kidnapping and murder.
The Art Dealer, demonstrates people will do anything to get hold of five-hundred million dollars.
Duncan Scott, a successful financial adviser, becomes a prime suspect when his business partner, Jake Collins, is murdered.
Jake’s life passions had been women and gambling. When his debt rocketed to half a million dollars the casino boss, Danny Brewster, applied the blowtorch to get his money back.
Investigators, Tony Vascelli and Tim Newman, swap sleep for heavy duty coffee while they sift through the evidence trail; a blood smeared jacket, matching Jake’s DNA, and a threatening letter sent to him a few days before his death.
Shark Bait demonstrates the past is never erased and events often rise from the murky waters to confront people who believed they'd wiped their slate clean.
GLOBAL WARMING and other games:
The New York based Global Shift Inc., and its joint venture partner, EcoLogic, have been studying the effects of global warming for many decades.
EcoLogic grabbed international attention with AtmosFix, a climate change modelling system that makes all competitor products redundant.
EcoLogic scientists make headlines when they predict a global catastrophe is less than six years away. They put forward impressive scenarios to demonstrate massive destruction from rising sea levels.
The Australian government is sceptical about the projections, but it can’t afford to ignore the fact the predictions may be real. The Prime Minister, whilst still unconvinced, agrees to fund a massive relocation plan to help coastal residents move to inland locations. People are reluctant to leave their prime real estate, but when another great tsunami smashes through Asia they accept the threat is genuine.
EcoLogic’s CEO. Claudia McBride, is shocked when Global Shift’s founder, Adam Zelig, claims there are bugs in the software, or someone in the New York office has manipulated data.
Jacob Sawyer, a climate change sceptic, and Solomon Bellingham, the minister for the environment, plan one of the greatest swindles of all times. And a done-deal with a major civil engineering company guarantees Sawyer a kick-back that will set him up for life.
Daniel Jackson worked relentlessly to make his company, Weizmann Pharmaceuticals, one of the most influential in the world. With iron-man will he drove the international expansion programs and spearheaded the push for increased export markets. Weizmann’s wonder drug, ChangedWorld, hurled a tsunami of cash into Jackson’s already exploding bank account.
Winning was everything to Jackson and his trademark strategies were intimidation and bribery. Daniel’s personal fortune is jeopardized when two academics claim ChangedWorld is a modern-day snake oil.
The reputation of one of Australia’s most prestigious universities is shattered when it is linked to Weismann Pharmaceuticals, and the production of deadly Sarin gas for a Middle-Eastern Paramilitary Group. A spectacular cover up has disastrous ramifications for Jackson and the Vice-Chancellor.
Samantha Beaumont believes in pragmatic philosophy and taking responsibility for her actions. On their wedding night Josh promised her that his life goals would never become more important than hers. In six years Josh's career exploded with success, while motherhood and family responsibilities pushed hers further into the abyss.
Sam didn't really mind because her son, Tom, was the centre of her world. Being the best wife and mother are her primary goals. Sam believes this is enough to get her through. But she quickly discovered she needs more.
When Samantha learns Josh is having an extramarital affair she refuses to accept her marriage is over, and she continues her life as if nothing has changed. By putting on blinkers the couple re-establish their family unit, however there are fractures in their relationship and the marriage continues to disintegrate. When Josh returns to his lover, Sam realises it’s time for her to move on with her own life. However, the family remains the central pillar of her universe.
Sam is deeply dismayed when history repeats itself in her son’s life, She is desperate to find a way to save her son’s marriage. But she understands she can do nothing to turn things around.
When Sam’s two grandchildren are abducted, she and the family come face-to-face with evil. While the search for the children is being undertaken, the family confronts the horror head-on. As a united group, they demonstrate humans can, and do, find ways to deal with even the most agonising life events. This is a generational story of dreams smashed, love betrayed, and the ultimate power of forgiveness
Australian Blue Chip Company, Bradcliff Enterprises, rockets onto the International stage with a discovery that is hailed as the world’s greatest environmental breakthrough.
Senior Researcher and Scientist, Macauley Gray’s world is torn savagely when she befriends Susannah Potter, the mentally disturbed niece of her lifelong friends.
Macauley’s life takes a further battering when she is accused of industrial espionage. Determined to clear her name, she travels to Scotland where she discovers a bizarre connection between the death of Susannah’s mother and stolen Bradcliff documents.
A media-frenzy trial leaves a trail of destruction. Many people will never recover from the mauling, but for the lucky ones, there are surprising new beginnings.
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Protect the Bloody Silver
Mike Deekie knew Australia was a front runner for a hostile takeover. He warned everyone who'd listen, the danger was real, and the outcome would be catastrophic. It didn't take him long to realise most people had zero interest in what he was telling them. They didn't give a damn. Or, they stuck their heads in deep and holes and just ignored the problem.
Finally Mike decided to stop talking and act. He told his fifteen-year-old son, Charlie, to prepare for a great adventure. They threw a few bags of sensible clothes, a pile of favourite books and a couple of cherished possessions into the SUV, stuffed two massive backpacks with canned food and shoved them beside the tools and camping gear in the rear storage compartment. For good measure, Mike tossed in the four bottles of wine he’d be saving for a special occasion, and they headed to the high country.
Five days later they stumbled across a tiny community nestled on a mountain plateau. They pitched their tent, then jogged over to meet their new neighbours, Stan and Dulcie Harrison. The next morning, they were introduced to the Shaw family; Jane, Nella, twelve-year-old Luke and ten-year-old Sarah.
The invaders arrived a week after Mike and Charlie left town. Innocent people were slaughtered, homes were firebombed, and towns and villages were destroyed.
Nella Shaw discovered she and Mike had a lot in common. They’d both had been Special Ops soldiers in another life, and they were desperate to do something to save their country. After tracking down a band of resistance fighters, they convinced the leader to let them join his team. During a dangerous mission, Nella was captured by a terrorist. She was tortured, then left to die in dense bushland. Nella’s militia mates swore they’d avenge the brutality she endured.
Twenty years later Sarah and Luke, now highly respected ASIO officers, foiled a Sydney Central terrorist attack. One of the extremists escaped, but a blood trail from his badly sliced arm was a bonanza for the Australian Federal Police. DNA testing identified he was the person who tortured Nella two decades earlier.
Sarah and Luke, were soon on the escapee's trail, with backup from their freedom-fighter friends. The chase took them from their childhood home, to an enemy training camp in the Simpson Desert.