A POLITICAL THRILLER A story of power and corruption, love and betrayal-and moral redemption "Fascinating read. Politics, sex, scandal, blackmail, corruption-a real page-turner" -Marby Villaceran, La Trobe University, Melbourne Prepare to be initiated into the dirty, seamy side of politics. A world where no one is a friend, where the only people you can really trust are your enemies; where beliefs you take for granted are turned on their heads. "BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR..." As "The Power Behind the ...
A POLITICAL THRILLER A story of power and corruption, love and betrayal-and moral redemption "Fascinating read. Politics, sex, scandal, blackmail, corruption-a real page-turner" -Marby Villaceran, La Trobe University, Melbourne Prepare to be initiated into the dirty, seamy side of politics. A world where no one is a friend, where the only people you can really trust are your enemies; where beliefs you take for granted are turned on their heads. "BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR..." As "The Power Behind the Throne" of Australia's next Prime Minister, Alison McGuire is just one step from the pinnacle of power and the achievement of her every dream-when she's ensnared in a web of political intrigue and corruption. Her adversary: the powerful, Machiavellian Senator Frank McKurn-who plans to use her for his own twisted ends. In a frantic race for survival, she must dig up a knockout blow to demolish McKurn before he destroys her. But McKurn holds all the cards. And crossing him is an invitation to wear concrete boots. "I'm hooked from page one" -Jo Ann Skousen, writer and critic, New York In desperation, Alison seeks the support of an acerbic-tongued newspaper columnist-who ends up in hospital in a coma. A police sergeant asks too many pointed questions-and is "reassigned." A politician with a heart of gold-who shows his true nature when push comes to shove. A secretive computer hacker who digs up priceless information on McKurn's web of corruption-and is forced into hiding to save his life. "The way you describe Alison McGuire makes her the sexiest woman I can imagine" -Kirsten Perucci, investor, Sydney Who else can she trust? Certainly not Derek Olsson, her former lover, the man who betrayed her, now her bitter antagonist-who's nowhere to be found. "Trust Your Enemies is a blockbuster! I loved it. One thing I really liked was no typecasting. The people in government, the Christians, the cops, the Muslims-even the bad guys-are all human beings, not 2D cutouts. And the hero wasn't perfect either-hallelujah!" -Ellen Young, editor, Vermont Derek Olsson is on the run. Wanted by the police-for a murder he claims is the perfect frame-up ...by a Triad king who has offered a reward for his head-without the body...by a powerful politician who must shut his mouth permanently-or spend the rest of his life in jail. Little do Alison and Derek know that only by joining forces do they have a chance to survive But Alison must first swallow her anger and bury the hatchet-except their time is running out. A shadowy contract hit man is now hot on their trail. Known only as "The Assassin," he has yet to fail. "Wow! In Trust Your Enemies you'll meet the woman you want to be-the woman you hope your boyfriend NEVER meets!" -Raquel Narca, teacher, Manila Trust Your Enemies weaves the contentious issues of religion, abortion, terrorism and drugs into a spine-tingling drama and heart-throbbing romance with something to inspire (and offend) everyone. A parable for our time that plumbs depths of moral depravity and soars to the pinnacle of human achievement. "Trust Your Enemies is an intense drama where two lone individuals fight for their lives- because they're fighting for their principles-against the overwhelming odds of corrupt politicians more concerned with power and glory than principles and ideals. "In a cliff-hanging climax that will have you holding on to the edge of your seat, they craftily elude 'The Assassin' sent to silence them forever, bring calamity on the head of the country's most corrupt politician-and bring down the government as a mere side effect." -Michael Morrison, editor, Chattanooga
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