Sunday, September 15, 2013
Dead cat bounce
7 September 2013 (election day) seemed an appropriate time to begin reading Dead Cat Bounce, a novel about the mysterious death of an Australian federal politician only weeks before an election. Peter Cottons' knowledge of the workings of parliament and of Canberra shows in this novel about murder and kidnapping in the national capital. Would the mystery surrounding the death of the politician improve a party's electoral prospects in the long term as well as the short term? Who is behind the murders and kidnappings and how can they be stopped is the concern of Detective Darren Glass and the Australian Federal Police in this novel about crime and political intrigue.