An imaginative romp through the dark underbelly of politics by two veteran Canberra insiders.
When seasoned newshound Harry Dunkley is slipped a compromising photograph one frosty Canberra dawn he knows he's onto something big. In pursuit of the scoop, Dunkley must negotiate the deadly corridors of power where the minority Toohey Government hangs by a thread - its stricken Foreign Minister on life support, her heart maintained by a single thought. Revenge.
Rabid Rottweilers prowl in the guise of Opposition senators, union thugs wage class warfare, TV anchors simper and fawn ... and loyalty and decency have long since given way to compromise and treachery.
From the teahouses of Beijing to the beaches of Bali, from the marbled halls of Washington to the basements of the bureaucracy, Dunkley's quest takes him ever closer to the truth - and ever deeper into a lethal political game.
Award-winning journalists Steve Lewis of News Ltd and Chris Uhlmann from the ABC combine forces in this arresting novel that proves fiction is stranger than fact.
About the Authors
Steve Lewis has been reporting politics in Canberra since 1992 and has survived the near collapse of the Fairfax media group, three Prime Ministers, Mark Latham and a career switch from The Financial Review to the News Ltd tabloids.
Chris Uhlmann is one of Australia's best-known and most respected political broadcasters. He has earned a deserved reputation for his fearless pursuit of the nation's politicians as political editor and co-host of the ABC's flagship current affairs program, 7.30 Report.
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Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st August 2012
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.4 x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.37