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Hostage : How Safe is Australia? - Colin Mason


How Safe is Australia?


Published: 1st July 2005
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Insurgents kill the Israeli prime minister in Tel Aviv, and the repercussions signal disaster. A fanatical Israeli group retaliates by exploding three American nuclear bombs in Cairo, devastating the city.

Russia and China issue an ultimatum to the West: either they agree to dissolve Israel and return its lands to Arab rule or unspecified enforcement action will be taken.

The US pours support and armed force into Israel, but the chain of consequence moves to the other side of the world as a Russian nuclear super-sub makes a secret passage southward. On board an English diplomat and an Australian doctor are caught up in a race with time for which the stakes could hardly be higher - the fate of an entire continent.

Authentic fact, action and compelling suspense are sustained in this novel to the final paragraph.

About the Author

Colin Mason is a former foreign correspondent and radio and TV executive. He was subsequently an Australian federal senator for nine years and deputy leader of the Australian Democrats. During this time foreign affairs and defence were among his portfolio responsibilities. He has published twelve books, including three novels. The most recent have been A Short History of Asia (Palgrave, London and New York) 2000, second edition October 2005) and The 2030 Spike (Earthscan, London) 2003. A Short History of the Future (Earthscan) is in production.

ISBN: 9781921030796
ISBN-10: 1921030798
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 270
Published: 1st July 2005
Publisher: Sid Harta Publishers
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 20.7 x 13.5  x 1.500