In the run-up to Interpol's General Assembly, something is truly amiss. The world's largest international police organisation is heaving with internal strife, petty rivalries, and treachery.For the Secretary General, re-election is not enough. What he wants is a unanimous victory and he is willing to go to any lengths to secure it. It will not be easy. Not only are others, both inside and outside Interpol, trying to stop his re-election, but some hate him so much that they are plotting his ultimate humiliation. His enemies are legion; that much is clear. What is less clear is who exactly is plotting against him, and which of his many, many transgressions they want revenge for.As the date of the General Assembly draws near, all parties redouble their efforts to get what they want. The result is chaos. The result is farce. The result is not Interpol's finest hour.
"Rose writes with a deft hand, a twisted wit, and an insider's knowledge of Interpol. A hilarious page-turner."
Terry Fallis, award-winning satirist and author of The Best Laid Plans.
"Michael E. Rose's hilarious satire takes us into a massive bureaucracy faithfully dedicated to combating crime and corruption, breaches of security, evil plotting and disloyalty - all in its own ranks. Departmental warfare and buried animals in the Interpol HQ garden are just the beginning. Add a paranoid, philandering Secretary-General who likes dressing up in silk kimonos, his wife who packs a mean Heckler &Koch, an executive of careerist back-stabbing multinationals, and bent cops who won't share what they know with anyone, least of all other cops, and comedic stress leave is definitely in order!"
Tony Maniaty, journalist and author of Shooting Balibo and Smyrna
"A contemporary, character-driven farce that works wonderfully. The author of several previously-published crime thrillers, Rose skilfully draws on his own experience working within Interpol to fashion an entertaining mix of incompetence, scheming, and paranoia that will have readers gripping their sides with laughter. When delegates from around the world convene in Munich, ostensibly to re-elect the vain and ambitious Secretary General to another term, it all comes deliciously unglued in an entertaining farce that once suspects is closely rooted in fact. There are naïve junior technocrats struggling to comprehend what their boss requires (and who are unable to provide it), paranoid senior officials and their equally suspicious wives, and CNN news crew eager to penetrate the walls of Interpol in search of scandal and incompetence, both of which abound. Once this tale hits the streets Rose should expect to find himself dropped from Interpol's Christmas-card list."
Jim Napier, reviewer at Deadly Diversions.
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Michael E. Rose
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