Five Ring Circus

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9780006511427: Five Ring Circus

Award-winning writer Jon Cleary’s new novel featuring the popular detective Scobie Malone, in which he reveals a corrupt and ruthless conspiracy surrounding the Olympics.

As Sydney prepares for its grand role as host of the next Olympic Games, Scobie Malone is confronted with solving a scam that does nothing for the city’s image. Lurking beneath a facade of respectability, illicit deals are being struck and money from Hong Kong is being banked in large quantities. But whose money is it, and where is it really from?
The people responsible will eliminate anyone who is a potential security risk: students and businessmen are being publicly, and privately, executed – with the same sinister, systematic style. Meanwhile Scobie’s investigation is frustrated at every turn by a wall of silence as vast as the Great Wall of China, making progress impossible… until he finds the cracks which will lead him to the unexpected truth.

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‘The business of a novelist is to tell a story. Jon Cleary has that talent in abundance’
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‘Jon Cleary’s writing has lost none of its youth, enthusiasm and ability to fascinate’
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As Sydney prepares for its grand role as host of the next Olympic Games, homicide detective Scobie Malone stumbles upon a scam that will do nothing for the city's image. Illicit deals are being struck and money from Hong Kong is being banked in large quantities. But whose money is it, and where is it really from?

A series of cold-blooded assassinations follow, as the ruthless individuals behind the conspiracy seek to eliminate anyone who poses a security risk. Meanwhile Scobie's investigation is frustrated at every turn by a wall of silence as vast as the Great Wall of China, making progress impossible… until he finds the cracks which will lead him to the unexpected truth.

“A first-class, well-written, entertaining thriller”
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“When the ruminants and the lucre-chasers are growing lichen on library shelves, Jon Cleary will continue to be read”
LOS ANGELES TIMES

'”[Five Ring Circus]' confirms Cleary's ability to mix contemporary Australian issues with fast-paced crime action”
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