Jim Reay is an author of mysteries, with more than a touch of crime. Born a Scot, he brings a range of perspectives to his stories; from Europe to Australia - as well as from his love of history, learning and culture. Visit his website to find more information about 'The Napoleon Curse', 'Roller Coaster', 'Searching for Siobhan', The Chess Board' and 'The Run'. http://www.jimreaywriter.net
The Cyber Ambiguity takes you into a world you probably didn’t even know existed!!
We take connected mobile phones and public internet access for granted. But that is but a tiny fraction of the internet. There is a whole other world behind the obvious.
When ‘Witness Z’ tries to post protected information online, he genuinely thinks he is advancing a worthy cause – to slow climate change and stop the greedy plundering of our wilderness in the name of progress. But this passionate idealist is arrested for his trouble and is forced to make a difficult choice.
Can Emma Jazy of the Dutch International Investigations Bureau convince Witness Z to help the Australian Federal Police track down the perpetrators of a dangerous threat to life as we know it? Together, they enter the dark world of international espionage and tackle a global cyber conspiracy that is trying to reshape the whole world order.
Emma and her IIB colleagues return in The Cyber Ambiguity by Jim Reay, a tense spy mystery set in Canberra in the Covid era. A slow-burn with plenty of twists and thrills to keep you engrossed, it exposes the dangers of blindly accepting the benefits of technology when we are ignorant of its imperfections.
A blameless Brisbane woman is abducted. A man is murdered. Danger is imminent. The Guanaco Affair is a thrilling 2008 crime mystery. It intrigues and informs with its interwoven stories about the long-term effects of war on the survivors.
Deception in Canberra. Be swept along on a tide of intrigue as the two worlds of politics and crime collide in this innovative, thought-provoking novel. Justin Kipps, a 21-year-old Brisbane honours graduate, posts a blog called 'The Manifesto'. A Sydney shock jock lambastes him on air. Social media takes Kipps’ side and the story goes viral, rocking the boat in the hallowed halls of Australia’s Parliament House. Meanwhile, detectives Sarah Power and Luke Dexter watch a male body being pulled from the spillway at the foot of the Canberra’s Lake Burley Griffin dam. Murder! Who is the man with no identity?Tension mounts as dark national and international powers threaten.Dedicated to reforming the political process on behalf of a disenchanted public, Kipps is assisted by an eclectic group of volunteers, wise sages, his own wit and his adept speaking skills. Can he beat the political bullies at their own game, gain respect and influence the national agenda?Will corruption win out?Or can the impact of social media help Kipps lift politics into an audacious new order?Brisbane author, Jim Reay, challenges the traditions of Australian politics and suggests a new way of thinking.