The Wreckage by Michael Robotham

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...his spare prose and amazingly authentic dialogue are coupled with vivid characterisation and a politically astute and convincingly real plot that positively bristles with menace.
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The high-octane thriller hailed by David Baldacci as "chilling and suspenseful" and by Nelson Demille as "one of the best novels to come out of the chaos in Iraq."
Billions of dollars are missing from Iraqi banks, and journalist Luca Terracini will risk everything to discover where it is. His Iraqi-American background has made it easier for him to infiltrate the darkest corners of the war, but death of his beloved Nicola in a suicide bombing has made him reckless.

In pursuit of the money, he meets UN representative Daniela Garner, who seems to know more about the heist than anyone. As Luca gets closer, his actions begin to reverberate around the world.

As usual, it's all about the money: who has it, who's lost it, and who's ultimately going to pay, as clandestine agents emerge from the shadows and powerful nations seek to control information and bury secrets, no matter the cost.
 

About Michael Robotham

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Michael Robotham was born in Australia in 1960. In 1979, he moved to Sydney and became a cadet journalist on an afternoon newspaper. He spent the next fourteen years working for newspapers in Australia, Europe, Africa and America. As a senior feature writer for the United Kingdom's Mail on Sunday, he was among the first people to view the letters and diaries of Czar Nicholas II and his wife Empress Alexandra discovered in the Moscow State Archives in 1991. He also gained access to Stalin's Hitler files, which had been missing for nearly fifty years. He left journalism in 1993 to become a ghostwriter, collaborating with politicians, pop stars, psychologists, adventurers and show business personalities to write their autobiographies. He also writes novels including The Suspect; The Drowning Man, which won the 2005 Ned Kelly Award for the Crime Novel of the Year; The Night Ferry; and Shatter, which won the 2008 Ned Kelly Award for the Crime Novel of the Year.
 
Published June 16, 2011 by Mulholland Books. 442 pages
Genres: Crime, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror. Fiction
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Reviewed by Pam Norfolk on Feb 28 2012

...his spare prose and amazingly authentic dialogue are coupled with vivid characterisation and a politically astute and convincingly real plot that positively bristles with menace.

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