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Uncharted Waters

By Peter Cruskall - ISBN: 9781922850188

RRP: $46.95

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Peter Cruskall has been an avid reader of contemporary fiction for many years. He has read in excess of five hundred books in the past decade particularly from such globally successful authors as James Patterson, Lee Child, David Baldacci, Tara Moss and Stella Rimington.

In early 2020, being semi-retired, and with Melbourne plunged into lockdown, Peter needed to discover new activities to occupy his time and maintain his sanity. He decided to challenge himself, put pen to paper and embark on a new journey as an author. Uncharted Waters is his first book along that journey.

Uncharted Waters

By Peter Cruskall - ISBN: 9781922850188

RRP: $46.95

An unexpected telephone call from an anonymous informant intensifies the focus…

Australian Federal Police detective Jack Wagner is conducting his own investigation into the importation of enriched cocaine that has become the drug of choice for the financiers and stockbrokers of Sydney’s leafy eastern suburbs.

Social justice lawyer Melissa Wu is being actively pursued by mysterious backers to nominate as a candidate for a seat in the New South Wales parliament.

Highly regarded Sydney Daily News reporter, Julie-Anne Granger is back investigating her favourite subject matter; that being Chinese interference in Australian political, corporate and domestic life. 

Then she receives a telephone call from an anonymous informant that intensifies her focus.

An Australian Maritime Safety Authority analyst identifies unusual navigational behaviour of a cargo ship near the Great Barrier Reef which brings Julie-Anne, Jack and Melissa together to investigate with high cost for all.

“An exciting entry into the world of readers for this new talented author… Brilliant and well-paced action… A great read.” Donald, Indie Book reviewer

"This is Peter Cruskall’s first book. Unchartered Waters has deservedly been nominated for Miles Franklin Literary Award 2023 and The NSW Premier’s Literary Awards 2023. Unchartered Waters is an excellent read, covering the topical subject of Chinese involvement in Australia while increasing the reader’s knowledge of how Australian agencies work to keep our country safe. Four Stars!" See full review -


2023 QLD Literary Awards - Uncharted Waters NSW Premier+39s Award - Uncharted Waters

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture.

We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

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