by Michael Cole
In this fast moving suspense novel with its tender romance subplot, TV idol and current affairs presenter, Christine Jordan, detests party politics and is determined to make governments accountable to the people. The key target for her crusade is Prime Minister Rex Marlow. Her scathing interviews with politicians erode the credibility of Marlow's government. He responds with action to remove her from television.
Christine meets Mark Radford and subsequently his father. Radford senior presents a radical plan to give control over politicians to their electors. Christine excitedly embraces his philosophy and puts her tremendous public appeal, skills and enthusiasm behind Radford's Grand Vision.
Massive public support follows her TV promotion of Radford's ideas. Facing certain defeat at the fast approaching election, the now deranged Marlow is driven to panic. Insanely desperate, he arranges to have Christine assassinated.
212 pages softcover
"Author Mike Cole's novel, GRAND VISION, will be welcomed by those thinking Australians who hold the view that elected politicians should vote in accordance with the interests of those people who put them into parliament."
Founder of The Australian Democrats