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Christian College Geelong Senior Library: Lovers of literature

The Wreckage by Michael Robotham

If you enjoy reading edge of your seat action packed thrillers then Michael Robotham’s book are for you.

Set in the turbulent aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis, The Wreckage pits Vincent Ruiz against powerful agents who will stop at nothing to bury secrets.

Billions of dollars are missing from Iraqi banks, and journalist Luca Terracini will risk everything to discover where it is. His Iraqi-American background has made it easier for him to infiltrate the darkest corners of the war, but death of his beloved Nicola in a suicide bombing has made him reckless. He has nothing left to lose.

In pursuit of the money, he meets UN representative Daniela Garner, who seems to know more about the heist than anyone else. She’s a valuable asset in Baghdad where the possibility of an explosion lurks at every checkpoint. Luca’s investigation proves volatile as well, and as he gets closer to the missing money, his actions begin to reverberate around the world.

In London, Richard North, a top-tier international banker and the one person who might be able to explain where the money has gone, vanishes. The manhunt for him will get Luca evicted from Iraq, separated from Daniela, and possibly end both his investigation and his life.

As usual, it’s all about the money: who has it, who’s lost it, and who’s ultimately going to pay, as clandestine agents emerge from the shadows and powerful nations seek to control information and bury secrets, whatever the cost.

Two seemingly unrelated stories collide in unexpected ways in this ambitious,  that demonstrates why Michael Robotham is a such a compelling writer.

 

 

 

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August 28, 2014 Posted by | Action, Adventure, Suspense | | Leave a comment

Pandora Jones Admission by Barry Jonsberg

Pandora Jones wakes in a changed world at The School – a sanctuary for survivors of a plague pandemic. Haunted by terrible dreams, surrounded by traumatic events, Pandora must trust her instincts if she is to stay safe. And her instincts suggest that The School is hiding secrets.

This is the first book in a brilliant Young Adult series by a multi-award winning author Barry Jonsberg.

 

 

Pandora Jones wakes in an infirmary – her body weak, her memory providing only flashes of horrific scenes of death. She soon discovers that her family has succumbed to a plague pandemic which almost wiped out humanity. Pan is one of the survivors who have been admitted to The School – a quarantined, heavily guarded survival-skills facility – to recover their strength, hone their skills and prepare for whatever comes next. Pandora’s skill is intuition, but how useful will it be outside the secure walls of The School? And what if it leads her to question where the truth lies…

Here is what Eugenia (Good Reads review) had to say about this book:

I would definitely recommend Pandora Jones Admission to anyone wanting to read a book that will keep you guessing right until the end, bursting with suspense. Beware – this is an addicting read, and even the answers you do find may leave you with more questions than you began with.

 

 

 

 

May 12, 2014 Posted by | Action, Dystopian Fiction, Survival | | Leave a comment