Tony Jones was still at school when Lionel Murphy raided ASIO. After an ABC cadetship, he joined Four Corners as a reporter in 1985, and then went to Dateline at SBS in 1986. He subsequently was an ABC foreign correspondent, for a time in London and later in Washington. Inter alia, he covered the war crimes in Bosnia. Today he hosts Q & A on Monday nights. He is married to fellow ABC journalist, Sarah Ferguson. The Twentieth Man is his first novel.
The action of the novel is deftly strung together [and] the research is palpable on the page. --Australian An engaging political thriller . . . reminds us of the importance of investigative journalism in a democracy. --Sydney Morning Herald A political thriller in the Robert Harris mould . . . Jones cleverly weaves fact and fiction - and has great fun painting 'real' characters like the wilful Lionel Murphy. --Australian Women's Weekly