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By Ron Prehn Palmer

About the Book

Format Dimensions Pages
Softcover 6x9 438

Criminally controlled international gambling is now center stage on the world scene, accompanied by necessitated match fixing and leading to massive financial profits for the professionally organized syndicates. Bribery, assassination, and violent social crime are necessary, interwoven partners. This novel lays clear the lucid, intricate details.

A budding cricket star is maliciously injured and misses his first tour of England. Forced to change his game, he is assisted by a top USA baseball coach and, following great difficulty, develops a new bowling style previously thought impossible. He becomes an international star.

Murder and violence force government and court interventions to clean up the Australian gambling scene. A federal politician becomes an advocate for change and, through intriguing circumstances, is final elected as prime minister of Australia.

This novel is edge-of-seat reading, never resting in realistic detail, unexpected turns, and graphic outcomes. From the first page, it cannot be put down; it is a unique story of compelling dialogue.

About the Author

He was born in Port Lincoln,South Australia. Worked as a medical Musculoskeletal Specialist and became the Secretary General of the world's largest Medical Association. Through opportune chance more than by planning,became involved in medical research, helping to develop antivenin for the deadly Box Jellyfish with Dr Jack Barnes and later the discovery of Irukandji, the most venomous creature on the planet. No risk, he considers luck is being in the right place at the right time.

Who said good fortune was a planned assault? While professionally diving in "hard-hat" on the oil fields in Bass Strait, he became the first person to use "oxygen washout therapy" to treat the diver's bends This has become standard treatment for current physical management. Later he spent four years on the Research Committee of the International Federation of the Musculoskeletal Medicine (FIMM).

In sporting activities he has been mountaineering in the Himalayan mountains,assisted teaching rock climbing at the South Brisbane Tafe college, for a decade was a judge for the International Federation of Bodybuilders and ran second three times in the senior division of the Gold Coast Marathon. He has competed in five Brisbane/Gladstone yacht races, currently owns a yacht and plays golf in his spare time. He is a published author and regularly speaks at community functions. He believes life is to short to be lazy and quotes, "If you want it, go for it."

In addition to the above, he has been Editor of three international medical journals, has had 76 published papers in accredited medical journals and has lectured at many international Universities.