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The Tao Deception

#2 Tori Swyft

John M Green

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Pantera Press
26 October 2016
Series: Tori Swyft

ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- Perfect holiday big-action escapism.

Using the tagline ’Today’s conspiracy theory, tomorrow’s reality’, John M Green’s latest action thriller probes geopolitical and social pressure points with “What if?” questions. Throw in some misuse of new technologies and what Green presents to us for our reading leisure are some terrifying scenarios. If you’re a survivalist, this is grist to your mill. If you’re not, you may find yourself pricing bulk canned goods.

It’s a fast-moving adventure for those fond of Ludlum and Grisham and the jibes, sexual tensions and camaraderie in adversity underscore the action in a way that will please fans of Matthew Reilly and TV shows like NCIS and the Mission Impossible movies. The stylings and eccentricities of Thatcher, hacker-extraordinaire, I found especially enjoyable.

This is the second novel to feature Dr Tori Swyft, an athletic surfer with coding chops - both performed at international pro-level. The Trusted introduced Tori, the red-headed, green-eyed daughter of an Aussie surfie father and a US Berkeley graduate mother, the father raising their daughter after the mysterious disappearance of her mother (does Green have her squirreled away for later?) before Tori’s ill-fated stint with the CIA.

Both novels have Tori now in the employ of a ridiculously well-heeled yet clandestine mergers and acquisitions consultancy. With funds to burn and dealing with the globe’s biggest corporate playmakers, their work takes them to many an exotic place, often in exceedingly well-appointed surroundings. In The Tao Deception however, Green throws Tori and her collaborators in the way of harm in such a way that the tension is ratcheted up so finely, so tautly, right until the very last pages.

Sex. Power. Toys. It’s a potent mix. And great fun to read. Craig Kirchner

Today's Conspiracy Theory… Tomorrow's Reality…

The pope is assassinated - death by drone.

A Chinese Uyghur terrorist group claims responsibility.

Dr Tori Swyft, Australian corporate dealmaker and ex-spy uncovers a Chinese technology company stashing billions into secret accounts.

The money trail leads Tori to China's North Korean border and an explosive conspiracy aiming to wipe out the Western world.

With the clock ticking, Tori Swyft confronts the ultimate decision - save her own life or sacrifice it for millions of others…


The Tao Deception: Tori Swyft #2 by John M Green at Abbey's Bookshop 131 York Street Sydney

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Imprint:   Pantera Press
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm, 
ISBN:   9781921997464
ISBN 10:   192199746X
Series:   Tori Swyft
Pages:   400
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

When it dawned on John M. Green that the reason he got up in the morning was to write, he quit his job. He spent 30 years as executive director in a leading investment bank and partner in two law firms. A well-known business writer and commentator, his insightful observations are sought after locally and internationally. As a co-founder of Pantera Press, John serves on the governing council of the National Library of Australia, and is a board member of two stock-exchange-listed corporations and not-for-profits. He lives in Sydney with his wife, an award-winning sculptor. John is the author of Nowhere Man, Born to Run and The Trusted.

Reviews for The Tao Deception: #2 Tori Swyft

ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- Perfect holiday big-action escapism.

Using the tagline ’Today’s conspiracy theory, tomorrow’s reality’, John M Green’s latest action thriller probes geopolitical and social pressure points with “What if?” questions. Throw in some misuse of new technologies and what Green presents to us for our reading leisure are some terrifying scenarios. If you’re a survivalist, this is grist to your mill. If you’re not, you may find yourself pricing bulk canned goods.

It’s a fast-moving adventure for those fond of Ludlum and Grisham and the jibes, sexual tensions and camaraderie in adversity underscore the action in a way that will please fans of Matthew Reilly and TV shows like NCIS and the Mission Impossible movies. The stylings and eccentricities of Thatcher, hacker-extraordinaire, I found especially enjoyable.

This is the second novel to feature Dr Tori Swyft, an athletic surfer with coding chops - both performed at international pro-level. The Trusted introduced Tori, the red-headed, green-eyed daughter of an Aussie surfie father and a US Berkeley graduate mother, the father raising their daughter after the mysterious disappearance of her mother (does Green have her squirreled away for later?) before Tori’s ill-fated stint with the CIA.

Both novels have Tori now in the employ of a ridiculously well-heeled yet clandestine mergers and acquisitions consultancy. With funds to burn and dealing with the globe’s biggest corporate playmakers, their work takes them to many an exotic place, often in exceedingly well-appointed surroundings. In The Tao Deception however, Green throws Tori and her collaborators in the way of harm in such a way that the tension is ratcheted up so finely, so tautly, right until the very last pages.

Sex. Power. Toys. It’s a potent mix. And great fun to read. Craig Kirchner


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