Midnight Empire by Andrew Croome

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November 2012, no. 346

Midnight Empire by Andrew Croome

Reviewed by
November 2012, no. 346

Midnight Empire, the second novel by Canberra author Andrew Croome, depicts political intrigue and acts of violence that play out against the backdrop of the so-called ‘war on terror’.

The protagonist is Daniel Carter, a young Australian computer programmer who arrives in Las Vegas for business purposes. Daniel develops a taste for cards and has an affair with a professional poker player named Ania. Daniel also becomes embroiled in the search for an Al Qaeda terrorist. He learns to kill and finds that his own life is under threat.

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