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The Mandarin Code

by Steve Lewis, Chris Uhlmann


A body pulled from the murky waters of Lake Burley Griffin links Canberra, Beijing and Washington in a titanic struggle where war is just a mouse click away. Veteran reporter Harry Dunkley is chasing the scoop of his career, hunting for his best friend’s killer. Navigating treacherous political waters where a desperate minority government edges ever closer to disaster, he delves into a cyber world where there are no secrets. Friendship and loyalty give way to betrayal and revenge as Dunkley stumbles into the sights of the mandarins who wield real power – and who’ll stop at nothing to retain it.

Political insiders Steve Lewis and Chris Uhlmann bring biting wit and behind-the-headlines insights to this sharply observed sequel to the bestselling The Marmalade Files, once again lifting the veil on the lust and lies that stain the corridors of power.

‘A cracking read’ Tony Abbott

‘There is an eerie ring of reality’ Daily Telegraph


01 August, 2014

About Steve Lewis

Steve Lewis has been reporting politics in Canberra since 1992 and has survived the near collapse of the Fairfax media group, three prime ministers, Mark Latham and a career switch from The Financial Review to the News Ltd tabloids. Steve now writes freelance and works for Newgate Communications.  

Other books by Steve Lewis

About Chris Uhlmann

Chris Uhlmann is one of Australia's best-known and most respected political broadcasters. He was editor of the Canberra Weekly before joining the ABC in 1998. As political editor for ABC TV, and now host of ABC radio's flagship current affairs program AM, he has earned a reputation for his fearless pursuit of the nation's politicians.

Other books by Chris Uhlmann


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