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Soon to be a major TV series from the team behind THE SLAP!
Politics just got deadly. The second darkly satirical thriller from the authors of The Marmalade Files.
A body pulled from the murky waters of Lake Burley Griffin links Canberra, Beijing and Washington in a titanic struggle where war is just a mouse click away.
Veteran reporter Harry Dunkley is chasing the scoop of his career, hunting for his best friend's killer. Navigating treacherous political waters where a desperate minority government edges ever closer to disaster, he delves into a cyber world where there are no secrets.
Friendship and loyalty give way to betrayal and revenge as Dunkley stumbles into the sights of the mandarins who wield real power - and who'll stop at nothing to retain it.
Political insiders Steve Lewis and Chris Uhlmann bring biting wit and behind-the-headlines insights to this sharply observed sequel to the bestselling The Marmalade Files, once again lifting the veil on the lust and lies that stain the corridors of power.
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Comments about The Mandarin Code:
Well I read the first book that he wrote and found this one as entertaining. Very clever manipulation of characters to avoid defamation. All in all a great easy to read yarn, a little too close to the truth.
'A cracking read' - Tony Abbott
'There is an eerie ring of reality' - Daily Telegraph
'This is fiction, but truth lurks behind every corner of it' - Canberra Times
'A ripsnorter of a political thriller that'll leave you thinking, I wonder if ... Highly recommended' - Good Reading
'Intelligent, rollicking entertainment' - Weekend Australian
Series: Secret City
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 1st August 2014