PARTISAN GOVERNMENT OXYMORON
Presumed Dead is a novel authored by Martin Knox about the elected governments of a large Australian city, which are duopolies, each pretending to have an opposition, like in a Westminster system. When the two sides are deadlocked, it is unlikely but possible that a contest could be resolved corruptly or even criminally. The novel crime fiction reveals the fragility of partisan government.
When tie-breaker Jane Kenwood, an iconic parliamentarian, disappears before a hung parliament votes, her partner Phillip Keane, a forensic scientist, leads an investigation. A team of friends reconstructs events by a Euler Walk strategy. They expose the perpetrators in a denouement. Will the government be shamed into becoming non-partisan? This is thrilling story of political skulduggery that will keep you guessing, in the wake of think tank meetings, that explore scientifically and logically, with expertise and humour.
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WHO ABDUCTED JANE?
In the fiction novel Presumed Dead by Martin Knox, Jane Kenwood is a feisty politician in a hung city council where her vote is needed to stop a casino being approved. She disappears before a crucial vote. When she is found, she is too badly affected by an assault to identify where she had been taken, what was done to her, nor characteristics of her assailants. Her friend Dr Phillip Keane leads a forensic team who gather evidence for every alternative they can imagine, by Euler’s theory, in a think tank. Phillip pieces together a logical reconstruction of the crime that reveals the perpetrators. The investigation is explorative, the evidence is surmise, the suspects are at large and cover their tracks until the dénouement.
This is an exciting whodunnit story of city hall politics and systematic forensic investigation that will keep you turning the pages to the very end.
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A woman councillor stops partisan corruption.
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CITY HALL DEMOCRACY RENEWAL
When Brisbane voters elect a City Council on March 28th, Australia’s largest local government will be renewed for a 4 year term. What could go wrong?
Set in a fictional City Hall, Martin Knox has written a political crime thriller novel: ‘Presumed Dead’. There are page-turning politics in a hung council considering a megacasino. There is chilling corruption and imaginative scientific investigation. Will Dr Phillip Keane find missing independent councillor Jane Kenwood? What will happen in their relationship? Will she be able to change their political system?
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