'Even in death, Cassidy is larger than life.
'Charles Parnell Cassidy is a powerful politician. He's a backroom fixer generous, but also greedy and cunning. Martin Gregory is his disenchanted protégé who, having married Cassidy's daughter and become a success on his own terms, scorns his father-in-law.
'When the terminally ill Cassidy arrives in London to die, he makes Gregory the executor of his will and sets a complex trap by offering him the keys to a vast empire of wealth and corruption spanning Australia and Southeast Asia. With Cassidy's evil influence ever-present Gregory tries to unravel the old man's complicated obligations and debts, while struggling to ensure the security of his family.'
Source: Publisher's blurb (Allen & Unwin, 2017).
'Cassidy is the Premier of New South Wales. On his death he nominates his estranged daughter as executor of his estate. A story of political intrigue and corruption set against a background of London, Sydney and Hong Kong.'
Source: Screen Australia. (Sighted: 3/6/2013)