Wildcat

Publication Details
Book Title: 
Series: 
Tom Caxton
Year of Publication: 
1991
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Author Information
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Categories & Groupings
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Location: 
Canberra
Queensland
Thailand
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Book Synopsis

Tom Caxton is an investigative journalist - and a poker player.

A tough man who values good food, wine, music, friendship and sex. Caxton, and Sergeant Harry Metaxas of the NSW police, have been co-opted into an elite federal task force. They are to find out what lies behind the activities of Sir Viktor Tiburzi, Albanian-Australian millionaire businessman and crook, whose corrupting influence may be poisoning the highest levels of government.

The story moves fast, across brilliantly-drawn landscapes from Canberra to outback Queensland to the Top End and to Thailand. Business corruption, banking morality, government double-dealing, racism and violent deaths form the background as Caxton and Metaxas pursue Tiburzi, unfolding plans for a wildly ambitious, hugely profit-driven but in other ways disastrous mining venture.

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