An Impact Press book

  • Published: 1 September 2019

  • ISBN: 978-1-920727-99-4

  • ISBN ePUB: 978-1-920727-99-4

  • Format: Paperback

  • AU: $29.99

  • eBook: $12.99

  • Categories: Australian political thriller

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About the Author

Richard Evans is an author with an eclectic career, which has never been far from controversy. As a political insider, he served as a federal member of parliament for the federal electorate of Cowan in Western Australia during the turbulent 1990s. He now specialises in writing political thrillers and regularly appears as a commentator and columnist on the shenanigans of politics, the economy and business. He lives in the bayside village of Williamstown overlooking the grand city of Melbourne, Australia.       


Who really runs the country?

Episode two of the Democracy Trilogy

By Richard Evans

When ruthless political operative Jonathan Wolff is assigned the task of overthrowing corrupt Australian Prime Minister Andrew Gerrard in the federal election campaign, no one is safe from the line of fire.

 Wolff’s tactful manipulation and political prowess guide the opposition towards election success, but fearing they will not win, Wolff must initiate his own explosive campaign to defeat the Prime Minister and remain loyal to the Mercantiles – a long-established group of high-taxpaying business owners out to manipulate the halls of Parliament House.

With investigative journalist Anita Devlin hot on his trail, Wolff oversees a storm of violent demonstrations in a strategic ploy to advance the cause of independent candidate Jaya Rukhmani. 

Devlin is determined to be the whistle-blower, but does she have what it takes to expose Wolff and the Mercantiles? Or will political power overcome truth in this gripping Australian political thriller?


Praise for richard evans’ past works

‘Just finished reading Deceit and it was gripping; I could not put it down. I tried to put myself in the shoes of the Clerk Gordon O'Brien and imagine the dilemma he went through, ultimately putting the protection of Parliament and its processes above all else. It was brilliant. I just loved the book and can't wait to read Duplicity.’

‘This is an outstanding debut from Evans, and this terrific read comes highly recommended.’ 

‘From former Federal MP Richard Evans comes this exceptional political thriller debut, which serves as the first part of his Democracy trilogy.’ 

‘I adored Gordon O'Brien. Straight as an arrow amongst those who are only in things for themselves, I couldn't help but cheer him on as he was like a dog with a bone, searching out the truth’