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Death of an Agent

Death of an Agent (Paperback)

By McGill, David

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Ru Patterson, the country's leading broadcaster, is organizing protests against President Johnson's envoy Henry Cabot Lodge, in Wellington to pressure New Zealand to send troops to Vietnam. Dan Delaney is first on the scene of a young naked woman dead in a hot tub and Ru unconsci...ous beside her. Dan interferes with evidence to protect his friend. The NZ Security Intelligence Service continues the deceased agent's attempts to sideline Patterson and infiltrate students threatening violence, including an anarchist attracted to arson. Delaney is dragooned into helping the authorities, threatening his personal relationships with Ru and his daughter Hinemoa, Dan's goddaughter. Hine is a headstrong young drama student mixed up in marijuana trafficking and in mad, crazy love with an older student who treats her no better than the parts they play, Hamlet and Ophelia. With Ru sidelined, Dan is well aware of his duty of care. Delaney is caught up in gang and police threats against Hine, a police raid on a suspected marijuana dealer, an SIS interrogation, the planting of an incendiary device in a student theatre, an unexpected encounter with Prime Minister Keith Holyoake, student confrontation at Lodge's airport arrival and an incendiary incident at Parliament, with Special Task Force marksmen surrounding the building. The stability of the ANZUS alliance and Dan's family life depend on the outcome. This is the fourth outing for the former police detective and spy-catcher, who investigated a Nazi threat to a New Zealand scientist, an attempt to assassinate Prime Minister Peter Fraser and the West Auckland theft of a religious icon with international ramifications.
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ISBN 9780992262297
Published AU 1 May 2019
Publisher Silver Owl Press
Format Paperback
Series Dan Delaney Mystery (part: four)
Showing available at publisher; usually ships 7-14 working days

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ISBN-13 9780992262297
Stock Available
Status Showing available at publisher; usually ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Silver Owl Press
Imprint Silver Owl Press
Published 1 May 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By McGill, David
Series Dan Delaney Mystery (part: four)
Category Award Winning
Adventure / Thriller
Crime & Mystery Fiction
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 159mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 20mm
Dewey Code 823.2
Weight 400g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
NBS Text Crime, Thriller & Adventure
ONIX Text General/trade