Author(s): Sulari Gentill
It’s 1933, and the political landscape of Europe is darkening.
Eric Campbell, the man who would be Australia’s Führer, is on a fascist tour of the Continent, meeting dictators over cocktails and seeking allegiances in a common cause. Yet the Australian way of life is not undefended. Old enemies have united to undermine Campbell’s ambitions. The clandestine armies of the Establishment have once again mobilised to thwart any friendship with the Third Reich.
But when their man in Munich is killed, desperate measures are necessary.
Now Rowland Sinclair must travel to Germany to defend Australian democracy from the relentless march of Fascism. Amidst the goosestepping euphoria of a rising Nazi movement, Rowland encounters those who will change the course of history. In a world of spies, murderers and despotic madmen, he can trust no-one but an artist, a poet and a brazen sculptress.
Plots thicken, loyalties are tested and bedfellows become strange indeed.
Sulari is author of The Rowland Sinclair Series, historical crime fiction set in the 1930s about Rowland Sinclair, the gentleman artist-cum-amateur-detective. The first in the series A Few Right Thinking Men was shortlisted in the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Book. The second and third books in the series, A Decline in Prophets and Miles Off Course, are also available in Paperback and eBook and the fourth book Paving The New Road will be released in August 2012.