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Book Launch - Home Grown

How would Australia respond to a series of devastating terrorist attacks? Would the blame automatically fall on the Muslim community? Are there other factors at play? How would a government respond as the Australian people face multiple atrocities?

Home Grown is a political-action thriller. In following Will Andrews in his mission to uncover the true mastermind behind the attacks, Home Grown delves into the dark shadows at the periphery of Australian society and the political machinations that erupt after the attacks. 

Will’s optimistic view of humanity was challenged by a scarring incident during an SAS tour of Iraq. Will’s loyalties and ethics are further tested as the Australian Government heads down an increasingly dark path.

Hugh Watson is a former Private Secretary to a Cabinet Minister and Partner-in-Charge of Coopers & Lybrand (now PwC) in Canberra. He was also for two and a half years Group General Manager with the Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games. He is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor at the ANU and a director of his own consulting company. This first novel draws upon his extensive knowledge of the workings and intrigue of Government in Canberra as well as his extensive imagination. 

Philip Williams is the ABC’s Chief Foreign Correspondent. One of the ABC’s most experienced correspondents, Phil has anchored some of the most high profile events of the past decade for the ABC, from the London Olympics to the funeral of Nelson Mandela. He travelled to Eastern Ukraine to report on the aftermath of the MH17 crash and filed under fire from the Hotel Ukraine during the battle for Kiev.