Liquid Gold: A Lachlan Fox Thriller

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Hachette Australia, Jul 1, 2010 - Fiction - 480 pages
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The fourth in a series of high-octane thrillers featuring Lachlan Fox.

Six names and one GPS location. A death list.

He remembered an old Russian proverb ... If there is a person, there is a problem. If there is no person, there is no problem. Time to make these problems disappear. When ex-navy operative turned investigative journalist Lachlan Fox blows open the story of the decade, simmering tensions between India and Pakistan hit boiling point. A continent's water - liquid gold - is at stake and one man thinks nothing of a potential all-out war when there is big money to be made. Before helpless millions die, Fox is determined to expose the corrupt Umbra Corporation, and the man behind it, to the world. With hefty prices on their heads, Fox and his trusted man-at-arms, Al Gammaldi, are pitted against time, terrorist cells and rogue secret agents funded by dirty money. Flanked by news agency GSR and the FBI, Fox and Gammaldi are going to give as good as they get, but nothing can prepare them for the ferocity of this fight. Fox knows that the truth alone triumphs ... and this time it's going to hurt.


The Lachlan Fox Series
Fox Hunt
Patriot Act
Blood Oil
Liquid Gold
Red Ice

The Jed Walker Series
The Spy
The Hunted


James Phelan is the bestselling author of twenty-four novels and one work of non-fiction. From his teens he wanted to be a novelist but first tried his hand at a real job, studying and working in architecture before turning to English literature, spending five years at a newspaper and obtaining an MA and PhD in writing. James has published five thrillers in the Lachlan Fox series: Fox Hunt, Patriot Act, Blood Oil, Liquid Gold and Red Ice, as well as the Alone Trilogy of young adult post-apocalyptic novels for Hachette Children's and a thirteen-book series for Scholastic. Jed Walker was first introduced in 2013's The Spy, which was followed by The Hunted and Kill Switch in 2015. James lives in Melbourne.

For more information visit jamesphelan.com.au

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User Review  - austcrimefiction - LibraryThing

I've enjoyed the Lachlan Fox series, but I will admit to having read them way out of order. That doesn't seem to have mattered until LIQUID GOLD, which had me more than a little befuddled, and I'm ... Read full review

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User Review  - Balthazar-Lawson - LibraryThing

I didn't enjoy this as much as I would like to have. I thought the narrative was poorly constructed and lacked clarity and depth to make the story truly gripping. It was annoying to start new passages ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

James Phelan is the author of BLOOD OIL, FOX HUNT, LIQUID GOLD, PATRIOT ACT and RED ICE. He is also the author of CHASERS, a thriller for young adults and the first in the 'Alone' series.