Light, relevant, snappy, well paced, subtly structured, unlaboured and interestingly shaded. It has political credentials but wears them lightly, serious characters but sketches them with humour ... And the details aren't extrapolations from current events - they are current events. Just in case you happened to have forgotten.
Brutal, chilling and moving ... This is thrilling stuff
Remarkable ... Here is Keneally at his polemic best and fairest ... it rings - or tolls - like a bell.
This crisp, smart new novel - his most accomplished recent work - is particularly timely...Keneally, a consummate storyteller, particularly in recent years, has often relied on tight, suspenseful plots to articulate his concerns. That skill is fully evident in this new book. For that reason, I do not wish to spoil the pleasure many readers will experience as they follow the twists and turns of a tale told with an appealing economy
It shows why Australia needs writers such as Keneally more than ever before.
You won't put it down