The Disillusioners

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About the author:
Adam Bishop lives in Ottawa, where he works in Canadian federal politics. He obtained a Master of Arts degree from the University of Waterloo following the completion of his thesis on Canada's international relations with Latin America. His proudest moment is the time he came in second place on the game show Video and Arcade Top 10.

The Disillusioners
 

Authored by Adam Bishop
Edition: 1

Jarvis is an investigative journalist with a penchant for making ill-advised sarcastic remarks to powerful government officials. He works for a small, rebel newspaper called The Disillusioners whose approach to tackling the news is explained in their motto: "Dispelling the Illusions of power." A large amount of money from the government's budget has mysteriously gone missing, and Jarvis is trying to figure out why. But the Hammers - the aristocrats who control Cirilia's government - are determined to make sure the story never comes out.

A political mystery set against the backdrop of a magically-powered industrial revolution, The Disillusioners chronicles the economic upheaval sweeping across Cirilia. Small, family-owned businesses struggle to keep up with the ruthless efficiency of the magicorporations. The old order is overthrown as money, not magic, becomes the dominant form of social control. And a few powerful men believe the changes are a signal that progress must be brought to every corner of the globe, by force if necessary.

As Jarvis races to uncover the fate of the missing money, he will confront the role that magic has played in determining who has power and how they get to wield it. He will be challenged to figure out where the line is drawn between luck and intention. And he must fight to reveal his government's secrets and hope that in the absence of power, truth is enough.


Publication Date:
2014-09-29
ISBN/EAN13:
0993931219 / 9780993931215
Page Count:
334
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5.25" x 8"
Language:
English
Color:
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / Political




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