The Twentieth Man by Tony Jones

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Read The Twentieth Man Online Free - Terrorism, politics and betrayals collide in this unputdownable, fast-paced thriller from a highly recognisable political insider.

In September 1972, journalist Anna Rosen takes an early morning phone call from her boss at the ABC telling her about two bombings in Sydney’s busy CBD. It's the worst terrorist attack in the country's history and Anna has no doubt which group is responsible for the carnage. She has been investigating the role of alleged war criminals in the globally active Ustasha movement.

High in the Austrian Alps, guided by starlight and a crescent moon, Marin Katich is one of twenty would-be revolutionaries who slip stealthily over the border into Yugoslavia on a mission planned and funded in Australia that will have devastating consequences for all involved.

Two and half years ago Anna and Marin had become lovers at university, but his sudden and mysterious disappearance brought their relationship to an abrupt end. Now the Sydney bombings will draw their lives back together.

With Croatian extremists under suspicion and a power struggle erupting between ASIO and the federal police, events suddenly reach a trigger point with the impending arrival of Yugoslavia’s prime minister.

This intricate political thriller provides a modern take on real-life events that have particular resonance in today's fraught political climate.

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ISBN : 1760295000
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 482 pages


Marianne rated it ★★★★☆

August 12, 2017

The Twentieth Man is the first novel by Australian journalist and broadcaster, Tony Jones. A shocking act of terror, the like of which has never happened in Australia, mars a beautiful spring Saturday in 1972. Two bombs target Yugoslav travel agencies in George Street, Sydney. Despite expert opin...

Karen rated it ★★★★☆

October 23, 2017

Back in the 1970's there was discussion, debate and disagreement about the likelihood of Croatian extremists operating in Australia, and whether or not there was any involvement by the Communist Yugoslavian Government. Tony Jones, ABC Journalist and Q&A host apparently raised this topic of co...

Jade rated it ★★★★★

July 03, 2017

Wow. This has got to be one of the best books I have ever read. I did not except to love this story as I am not that interested in Politics, however Tony Jones' writing completely captivated me. I was hooked and needed to keeping digging further and further into the book. The Twentieth Man is a c...

Annette rated it ★★★★☆

September 30, 2017

While this novel was a little slow for me to embrace initially it did move quickly and engagingly from the mid-point to its conclusion. The inclusion of real people with fictional characters resonated with me as I was a young adolescent/adult in the early 1970s and familiar with the politicians a...

Jay rated it ★★★★☆

July 25, 2017

3.5 stars (rounded up) A very good political thriller, which cleverly inter-weaves fiction with non-fiction. Australian readers will find lots of well-known names sprinkled among the action of this one. It's 1972 and a bombing in Sydney's CBD rattles the country. Intelligence points to the source b...

Caroline rated it ★★★☆☆

August 19, 2017

Well the world of politics doesn't change, this political thriller set in the 70's mixes real events and people into a fiction novel, and similarities to the one upmanship of politicians mirrors today. It's interesting and fast paced but my main criticism is that there was too much crammed into o...

Karen rated it ★★★☆☆

October 02, 2017

I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Different genre than I would usually read, maybe a bit too political in the detail for me. Did enjoy the underlying story.

Elizabeth rated it ★★★★★

July 31, 2017

An excellent political thriller! A spine-chilling fiction so believable in its telling.

Joan rated it ★★★★☆

July 02, 2017

I received this book from Goodreads as a giveaway. Politics is definitely a dirty word. Everyone out for their own advantage with a dog eat dog mentality from most. Anna, a journalist, tainted by her father's beliefs is out to uncover the truth behind the Sydney bombings. She has been researching...

Tracey rated it ★★★☆☆

February 20, 2018

Sydney, 1972 two bombs are detonated in the CBD targeting Yugoslavian business owners. Anna Rosen, an ABC journalist, has been investigating alleged war criminals harbouring in Australia who are members of the Ustasha movement is certain that they are responsible for these recent attacks. Complic...

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