How far would you go to save the planet? ...Would you destroy it?
Imagine a global depression caused, not by greed or stupidity, but by a secret band of brilliant and radical environmentalists, 9S, using cyber-terror to slash the world’s population and smash its resource-hungry economy. Members of 9S have spent ten years secretly infiltrating industry and government, working themselves into the most trusted jobs in the world...sleepers ready to act.
When the first global catastrophe erupts, the finger points at Australian-born Dr Tori Swyft, a former 9S member recently forced out of the CIA. Can the dark 9S conspiracy be stopped before it’s too late?
They are the most trusted… until they betray their trust.
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"... as good as John Grisham, Robert Ludlum, Lee Child or Jonathan Kellerman ... knife-edge plot, sophisticated themes and empathetic characters put Green in the front rank of Australian thriller writers." - The Australian
"...Green's brilliant and provocative new eco-thriller... delivers a chilling prophesy of what could really happen if extremists turned technology against itself... its terrifying political edge makes it all too plausible." - ABC Radio
"With such a breakneck pace and charismatic lead character, it's easy to see this turned into a Hollywood blockbuster." - The Sun-Herald & AGE
"The narrative is a constant guessing game. Who can be trusted? ... With such a breakneck pace and charismatic lead character, it's easy to see this being turned into a Hollywood blockbuster, maybe with Naomi Watts in the lead role. We can expect to hear a lot more from Sydney author Green, too... He poses a lot of ''what if'' questions and is a talent worth watching."
"...In John M. Green's brilliant and provocative new eco-thriller, The Trusted, those intent on our destruction are not Islamic terrorists but trusted insiders, those at the very top of government, business, science and academia... Green delivers a chilling prophesy of what could really happen if extremists turned technology against itself. The Trusted is a classic race against time thriller with a difference: its terrifying political edge makes it all too plausible."
ABC Radio 936
"...A very exciting book... a fascinating book in terms of its core premise which is a group of environmental activists willing to destroy the world to save it... What I particularly enjoyed is the thinking behind the premise and the pure logic of it..." (Breakfast with Ryk Goddard)
"...if you're able to lose yourself in Green's version of the near future you’re in for a terrific ride... eerily, worryingly possible (seriously it’s going to keep me awaketonight)... the speed at which things unfold make the whole novel exciting and the final fifty or so pages is pure white-knuckle reading... all the qualities needed to appeal to fans of a well-plotted ‘what if…’ thriller. And the last line is a doozy."
"...a very big threat scenario, with a lot of action happening all at once. There's also a big corporate feel... For something quite this 'out there', there is a sneaking sense of possibility, always a very good thing in a thriller of this kind... Fortunately The Trusted is probably fiction. At least you'd hope so."
"If you love action thrillers then pick this one up. I think we are going to be seeing a lot more of Tori Swyft and I for one don't mind that at all!" (Rachael McDiarmid)
"An ingenious, enlightening and thrilling read." (Terri-lee Toni)
"...sharp and exhilarating writing and impeccable attention to detail makes the improbable possible, and the pace accelerates to a convincing conclusion. This page turner is a compulsory companion on a long flight or relaxing holiday."
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