Dangerous games and costly lies take center stage in John Diamond’s “Scorpion,” where one man must brave a tumultuous journey through the maze of international political upheaval. All this he must achieve in the name of national security.
Young Melbourne cop Jack Davidson goes from uniform to plainclothes duty until he joins the Criminal Investigation Branch. Disillusioned by police corruption, he joins the army, where he is assigned to Intelligence. He eventually leaves the army for civilian life, until the day he is recruited by an old friend into a post-9/11 covert security service for the Australian government. He accepts the position and soon finds himself immersed in the dark and murky world of spying – a world where the dangers are appallingly real and the truth seems to be of no value.
Full of drastic consequences and realistic menaces, this novel explores the world of spies and politics. “Scorpion” is an edge-of-the-seat, adventure narrative guaranteed to be a breathtaking ride of relentless threats and false images.
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