David McGill

#amreading The Plot to Kill Peter Fraser, David McGill

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One from the weekend's pile.

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Peter Fraser was our greatest prime minister on the international stage. He proved it as World War Two was ending and he played a major part in shaping the United Nations. In the process he made enemies. He is back in New Zealand, where a plot is under way to kill him. If it is successful, New Zealand’s influence on the international stage ends and the country descends into chaos, a divided country ripe for international manipulation.

Review - The Death Ray Debacle, David McGill

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Book Title: 
The Death Ray Debacle
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Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
9780992262235
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Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Historical
Publisher: 
Silver Owl Press
Year of Publication: 
2015

#amreading The Death Ray Debacle, David McGill

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With a true story behind it, The Death Ray Debacle is set in New Zealand in the 1930's.

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In June 1935 Takapuna inventor Victor Penny was attacked by foreign agents seeking what the newspapers dubbed a ‘death ray’. The government secretly shifted him to Somes Island in Wellington harbour to develop the weapon. The novel of this true story is told by Temporary Acting Detective Dan Delaney, seconded to Special Branch, forerunner of the Security Intelligence Service.

David McGill

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McGill, David

David McGill is a New Zealand social historian who has published 53 books. Born in Auckland, educated in the Bay of Plenty and at a Christchurch seminary, he trained as a teacher and did a BA at Victoria University of Wellington. He worked as a feature writer for The Listener, Sydney’s The Bulletin, London’s TVTimes, wrote columns for the Evening Post in Wellington and edited a local lifestyle magazine before becoming a full-time writer in 1984.