Dr Lindsay Simpson was an investigative journalist with The Sydney Morning Herald from 1983 to 1995. She is the author and co-author of ten books, many in the true crime genre. In 2007, she was awarded the Crime Writer's Association Lifetime Achievement Award for her contribution to that genre. Her most recent book, published in 2014, Where is Daniel? was about the disappearance and murder of 13-year Daniel Morcombe, documenting Australia's largest manhunt which spanned a decade. From 1999, she was an academic for 13 years founding the journalism program at the University of Tasmania as well as designing the Bachelor of Multimedia Journalism at James Cook University in Queensland. Simpson's first book, co-authored with Sandra Harvey, Brothers in Arms was made into a six-part mini-series entitled Bikie Wars (released in 2012). She lives in the Whitsundays close to the Great Barrier Reef where she writes full time and with her husband, Grant Lewis, operates a tallship which offers snorkelling tours and day sails.
This is an important book for every citizen concerned about dirty coal and climate change, theglobalisation of corruption and the destruction of our democracies, from India to Australia.It tells the global story of how a handful of billionaires are using politicians to make limitlessmoney while they destroy the planet, peoples lives, and our common future. Dr VandanaShiva, author of Making Peace with the Earth, Recipient of the Sydney Peace Prize and theRight Livelihood Award