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"Australian Coup is Frank Aquino's debut novel, a compulsive read, a page turner I just couldn't put down. Aquino's experience as an offshore engineer provides authenticity to the plot - a terrorist threat on a drilling rig. The refreshingly unusual offshore setting is vividly depicted without any unnecessary technical jargon. We care about the characters and what will happen to them. The appearance of the young North Korean girl who survives a harrowing two months as a stowaway to reach Australia is a poignant reminder of the freedoms we take for granted. A refreshingly unusual and contemporary thriller. I'm looking forward to the next novel from this exciting new author."

Nadine Henley, Prof of Social Marketing at ECU

"So I have been reading "Australian Coup" now for several days. The frustrating thing has been having to put the book down hurriedly as the MetroRail engineer was announcing the doors were closing at my intended station stop…with me still sitting in the seat, eyes riveted to the page. I thoroughly enjoyed the book…the plots, the hero and heroine, the misdirection and suspense were amazing."

Jim Godlove - Manager ConocoPhillips, USA

"I just wanted to let you know how much I so enjoyed your book. I really got stuck into it this week and found it hard to put down!!!! The intrigue, mystery, suspense, the smatterings of humour and of course the ‘lust’ made it a fantastic read. You have a real talent and I am in awe of your knowledge especially with regard to rigs. Is there any part of a rig that you don’t know?????"

"Ed Bailey is a great character and I suspect there is a little of ‘Frank’ in Ed! I also get a sense that you were a very inquisitive school boy and some of your antics have appeared in the book. You have a fantastic imagination and I loved the way the plot line and the sub-plots interweaved. I think it would make an excellent Australian feature film (movie…), I’m serious about this as it is far more interesting than half the dramas that appear on the screen these days. "

Helen Martino-Bailey, Author

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