The Election

by Darryl Greer
One body was not supposed to be uncovered—but it was—and the silent shadows it lets loose haunt the past, the present and, unless one man prevails, they will haunt the future too.

Darryl Greer takes the reader from New Guinea’s Kokoda Track where a young digger dies an agonising death to present day Australia where, in one year, the nation is threatened by virulent anarchy and by the greed and arrogance of a secret organisation. There are murders and the echoes of old wartime atrocities, a search for evidence, assassinations and dead people who torment the living as the hero, Michael Takada, is drawn even further into a world of darkness and conspiracy. The force he needs to confront is cunning and evil…and wants Michael for itself. But, if he does not act against what resides in the shadows, more innocents will be murdered. The catch—and there’s always a catch—is that Michael’s own heritage could be his downfall.

Greer has his hands full as he gives us themes of disclosure and redemption, good versus evil, order versus anarchy, with a liberal dosing of most of the deadly sins and a few of the mildly toxic ones on full display.

The Election is no humdrum, formulaic whodunit. It is an authentic gut-wrenching, page-turning, corpse-mouldering, firestorm-igniting, corruption-revealing, killer-rampaging masterpiece.