A secret band of radical environmentalists, under the name 9S have spent years secretly infiltrating industry and government, working themselves into the most trusted jobs...sleepers ready to act. As a series of global catastrophes erupt, Australian ex-CIA agent Dr. Tori Swyft, finds herself at the centre of it all. Having once been briefly recruited as a 9S member at university, she may be the world's only chance of stopping the threat before it's too late.
It is the winter of 1985. Hope Farm sticks out of the ragged landscape like a decaying tooth, its weatherboard walls sagging into the undergrowth. Silver's mother, Ishtar, has fallen for the charismatic Miller, and the three of them have moved to the rural hippie commune to make a new start. But here, at just 13, she is thrust into an unrelenting adult world, and the walls begin to come tumbling down, with deadly consequences.
World leaders are being assassinated by toxic gas. An obscure group of Chinese terrorists claims responsibility, but are the Ten Brothers - a secret circle of China's political, military and business elite - using terrorists as a cover to justify the assassination of China's President and the overthrow of Beijing? Once again, ex-CIA operative Tori Swyft finds herself embroiled in the middle of an explosive conspiracy. Can she survive long enough to thwart the Ten Brothers?
Spanning three generations, The Long Goodbye takes us deep into the lives of an Australian family as they survive record-breaking floods, outlast epic droughts and face the unforgiving realities of life on the land. Told with astounding lyricism, warmth and humour, this is a deeply moving memoir about the unbreakable bonds of marriage, love and family. And it poses the most heartbreaking moral dilemma of all: when a loved one is suffering, is euthanasia the answer?
"One of the best books I've rad in a long time"
Part memoir, part transformational self-help book, Lovelands is a chronicle of Dr Debra Campbell's journey through the rocky terrain of her personal relationships. She offers help to listeners so they can locate, identify and circumnavigate their fault lines. She examines family relationships and their impact on self-esteem and intimacy as well as the reasons for our relationship choices and dysfunctional patterns.