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Second strike

Author: Mark Abernethy
Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the early hours of October 13, 2002, Australian spy Alan McQueen is jolted awake and told to immediately head to Bali, where more than two hundred people have been killed in a series of bomb blasts. Descending into Denpasar, Mac finds tensions running high between MI6, ASIS and the CIA, not to mention the Indonesian national police and Indonesian intel. Assigned to keep watch on the Australian forensic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: New Zealand fiction
Suspense fiction
Fiction
Thrillers (Fiction)
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Abernethy
ISBN: 9781741755619 1741755611
OCLC Number: 236083010
Notes: Sequel to: Golden Serpent.
New Zealand author.
Description: 416 pages ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Mark Abernethy.

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With this action-packed and gripping sequel to Golden Serpent, Mark Abernethy confirms his status as a brilliant thriller writer. Once again starring Alan McQueen - a tough, true-blue, resourceful  Read more...

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Golden Serpent is the most accomplished commercial spy thriller we've seen locally, a discerning read, full of action and a kind of knowing wit.'The Australian

 
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