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by Cleary, Jon

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TitleFive ring circus
Author / Responsible partyCleary, Jon
GenreDetective and mystery fiction.
TopicsDetective and mystery fiction. Australian fiction. Malone, Scobie (Fictitious character) -- Fiction. Police -- Fiction. Money laundering -- Fiction.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


It's a special occasion Down Under and the notoriously frugal Inspector Malone is taking his family to dinner at one of Sydney's finest Chinese restaurants. But their gala turns grisly when a masked assassin enters and guns down three men at a nearby table. The ante goes up when Scobie discovers that one victim was an investor in Olympic Tower, a multimillion dollar luxury project in downtown Sydney, originally intended as posh housing for the VIPs during the 2000 Olympic Games. With construction stalled by union strife and an economic slump, the Olympic Tower is still an empty shell - or is it a deadly shell game? Scobie must solve a scam that could sour the city's image. It seems everyone is involved from former Chinese government bigwigs to a city councilman on the take and from humble Chinese students with seven figure bank accounts to the mysterious Madame Tzu, a dragon lady if there ever was one. As Scobie and his family are drawn into the circle of danger, he finds himself in an arena where sportsmanship is the last thing on anybody's mind.

Additional Information

System control numberS14462
Original Print PublisherLondon : HarperCollins, 1998.
Series statementBook 15 of the Scobie Malone series.
Series statement (Book 1 of Series Title)Book 15 of the Scobie Malone series.
NarratorDavid Tredinnick.
Narrator NameDavid Tredinnick.
Participant or performer noteDavid Tredinnick.
Narrators GenderMale narrator