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Please join us to hear Peter Cotton speak about his political thriller, Dead Cat Bounce.
Thursday August 22
5.45 for 6.00pm
Telephone 6295 6723 or
A federal election campaign is thrown into chaos when a popular government minister goes missing and then turns up dead on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin.
With Detective Darren Glass and the Australian Federal Police on the case, the investigation into the minister’s murder quickly becomes entangled in a game of high-stakes politics. And all the while, the body count mounts.
Glass’s suspects include some of the most powerful people in the land. With the nation in shock and wanting answers fast, Glass has to negotiate a murky world of shifting allegiances, half-truths, and finger pointing, where everyone has a motive for murder.
And no one is safe — not even the prime minister. As election day nears, Glass risks everything for a breakthrough in the case, and his life is soon hanging by a thread. But if he thought he’d hit rock bottom, he was wrong …
‘With an insider’s knowledge of politics, and a journalist’s feel for a story, Cotton has produced a firecracker of a novel.’ Robert Gott
‘Australian politics has been pretty weird lately,but this book proves conclusively that truth is not stranger than fiction. An election is the background for kidnap, murder and mayhem in this nail-biter. Canberra’s corridors of power become the mean streets of crime fiction.’ Laurie Oakes
Peter Cotton has been the media advisor to three federal cabinet ministers, worked as a foreign correspondent for the ABC, been a senior reporter on the ABC’s AM and PM programs, and had stories published in most major print outlets in Australia. Dead Cat Bounce is his first novel.
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