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Issue Details: First known date: 2014... 2014 The Mandarin Code
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'Politics peeled bare. The second darkly satirical thriller from the authors of The Marmalade Files. POLITICS JUST GOT DEADLY. A body pulled from the murky waters of Lake Burley Griffin links Canberra, Beijing and Washington in a titanic struggle where war is just a mouse click away. Veteran reporter Harry Dunkley is chasing the scoop of his career, hunting for his best friend's killer. Navigating treacherous political waters where a desperate minority government edges ever closer to disaster, he delves into a cyber world where there are no secrets. Friendship and loyalty give way to betrayal and revenge as Dunkley stumbles into the sights of the mandarins who wield real power - and who'll stop at nothing to retain it. Political insiders Steve Lewis and Chris Uhlmann bring biting wit and behind-the-headlines insights to this sharply observed sequel to the bestselling The Marmalade Files, once again lifting the veil on the lust and lies that stain the corridors of power.' (Publication summary)

Adaptations

form y separately published work icon Secret City Secret City : Under the Eagle Belinda Chayko , Matt Cameron , Elise McCredie , Angela Betzien , Australia : Matchbox Pictures Foxtel , 2016-2019 8654771 2016 series - publisher film/TV thriller

'Amidst rising tension between China and America, senior political journalist, Harriet Dunkley, pursues a long-buried and exposing secret, leading to assassination attempts, suicide and murder. Beneath the placid façade of Canberra, she uncovers a ‘secret city’ of high-level Australians corrupted by the competing super-powers.'

Source: Screen Australia

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    • Sydney South, South Sydney area, Sydney Southern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins Australia , 2014 .
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      Extent: 400p.
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      • Published 1 August 2014
      ISBN: 9780730499664, 0730499669
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    y separately published work icon Secret City Steve Lewis , Chris Uhlmann , Sydney : HarperCollins Australia , 2016 9153135 2016 selected work novel

    'Tie-in to the six-part political thriller coming soon to Foxtel based on THE MARMALADE FILES and THE MANDARIN CODE. Two books in one: THE MARMALADE FILES When seasoned newshound Harry Dunkley is slipped a compromising photograph one frosty Canberra dawn, he knows he's onto something big. In pursuit of the scoop, Dunkley must negotiate the deadly corridors of power where the minority Toohey Government hangs by a thread - its stricken Foreign Minister on life support, her heart maintained by a single drive: revenge. And all about rabid Opposition senators, union thugs and simpering TV anchors ready to pounce. From the teahouses of Beijing to the beaches of Bali, from the marbled halls of Washington to the basements of the bureaucracy, Dunkley's quest takes him ever closer to the truth - and ever deeper into a lethal political game. THE MANDARIN CODE A body pulled from the murky waters of Lake Burley Griffin links Canberra, Beijing and Washington in a titanic struggle where war is just a mouse click away. Veteran reporter Harry Dunkley is chasing the scoop of his career, hunting for his best friend's killer. Delving into a cyber world where there are no secrets, he stumbles into the purview of the mandarins who wield real power - and who'll stop at nothing to retain it.' (Publication summary)

    Sydney : HarperCollins Australia , 2016
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Secret City : The Capital Files Steve Lewis , Chris Uhlmann , Sydney South : HarperCollins Australia , 2018 14781739 2018 selected work novel

    'When seasoned journalist Harry Dunkley is slipped a compromising photograph of a federal MP one frosty Canberra morning, he knows he is onto something big. But the deeper Harry investigates, the more he realises that this photograph is merely the hint of a larger conspiracy at work, and a secret its guardians are willing to kill to protect.'

    Source: Publisher's blurb.

    Sydney South : HarperCollins Australia , 2018

Works about this Work

Review : The Mandarin Code Brooke Walker , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Good Reading , December 2014; (p. 43)

— Review of The Mandarin Code Steve Lewis , Chris Uhlmann , 2014 single work novel
Australian Fiction Ed Wright , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 11-12 October 2014; (p. 21)

— Review of The Mandarin Code Steve Lewis , Chris Uhlmann , 2014 single work novel ; Challenge Paul Daley , 2014 single work ; This Tattooed Land Derek Parker , 2014 single work novel
It’s No Big Deal When Journos Write Books Paul Cleary , 2014 single work
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8 September 2014; (p. 22)
Australian Fiction Ed Wright , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 11-12 October 2014; (p. 21)

— Review of The Mandarin Code Steve Lewis , Chris Uhlmann , 2014 single work novel ; Challenge Paul Daley , 2014 single work ; This Tattooed Land Derek Parker , 2014 single work novel
Review : The Mandarin Code Brooke Walker , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Good Reading , December 2014; (p. 43)

— Review of The Mandarin Code Steve Lewis , Chris Uhlmann , 2014 single work novel
It’s No Big Deal When Journos Write Books Paul Cleary , 2014 single work
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8 September 2014; (p. 22)
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