This is set in Victoria and, although it is obviously fiction, Bill Robertson creates a frightening feeling that there is a sound basis in truth where this gritty portrayal of human nature and abuse of trust is concerned.
Robertson's first novel is constructed using a complex web of a plot around a subject that always provokes strong reactions — the public's intense disillusionment and mistrust of politicians.
He weaves in Mafia and Russian gangs, illegal disposals of toxic waste, revenge and bloody feuds, but also courage, honesty, a fight for justice and the redeeming power of love.
There is greed and corruption infiltrating the highest public offices. The intrigue and deceit race on to the very end, making compulsive reading.