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MAKE YOUR VOTE COUNT FOR YOU

Cast your vote well,

Being represented by a party’s hell,

Your voice must get through,

Not the lazy ambitions of party bosses.

Their multiplication of division,

Prevents your unity being heard,

Except when herded into a duopoly.

Select an independent voice.

Don’t listen to the party faithful,

In their party gangs,

Thinking of themselves,

Not thinking of you nor of your future.

Give your vote to one who could represent you.

© M Knox 2022

Presumed Dead is a crime fiction novel, by Martin Knox, set in a hung parliament that goes non-partisan.

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POLITICAL CRIME FICTION THRILLER

Jane Kenwood is a feisty independent on a city council rife with skulduggery. When there is to be a vote on a casino project that she has been outspoken in opposing in a hung parliament, she disappears mysteriously.  

Dr Phillip Keane, her partner, is a forensic scientist and sets up a think tank of her friends to investigate, with help from the police. The story has forensic science to savour and reveals corruption in partisan politics that disable governments. 

The friends search systematically and find evidence of causal links between the perpetrators’ motives, suspects’ characteristics, crime scenes and the victim’s condition. Hypotheses reconstructing the heinous crime are related by an Euler walk, a theory of the crime able to convict, keeping you guessing until the dramatic final dénouement.

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CAN PARTISAN POLITICS PREVENT NATIONAL LEADERSHIP?

My crime fiction novel Presumed Dead is set in a Westminster political system with a partisan legislature hung approving a casino development. When a politician disappears, interests in the casino are investigated and the government process depoliticised. Available on Amazon https://martinknox.com

Are city councils too small for political competition?

Are bears better at dancing than debating? Presumed Dead is a book that shows what can go wrong in a Westminster System council ruled by partisan duopoly when it supposed to consider approval of development of a megacasino. It takes an independent councillor who is elected mayor to inaugurate a non-partisan council. This is a political crime thriller that exposes weaknesses familiar in town hall politics, with entertaining drama and a positive perspective.
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