The Trojan Dog




      The Trojan Dog
When a powerful but unpopular bureaucrat is accused of theft and computer fraud, Sandra is convinced the charge is false While trying to track down the real culprit she becomes caught in a tale of crime, loyalty and betrayal, against the backdrop of a country on the cusp of political change. Best Download The Trojan Dog [ Author ] Dorothy Johnston [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – heartforum.co.uk

Dorothy Johnston is the author of eleven novels Her tenth, and the first in a new sea change mystery series, was published in April 2016 It is titled Through a Camel s Eye Dorothy has published a quartet of detective novels set in Canberra The first of these, The Trojan Dog, was joint winner ACT Book of the Year, and the Age gave it their Best of 2000 in the crime section It was published in Australia by Wakefield Press and in the United States by St Martin s Press The second, The White Tower, was also published in Australia and North America, and the third, Eden, appeared in 2007 All three feature the cyber sleuth Sandra Mahoney and her partner, Ivan Semyonov, along with Detective Sergeant Brook, of the ACT police With Eden, Dorothy returned to the subject of prostitution, which has long interested her and provided inspiration Her first novel, Tunnel Vision, is set in a Melbourne massage parlour The House at Number 10 Wakefield Press 2005 continues this theme Two of her other literary novels, One for the Master and Ruth, have been shortlisted for the Miles Franklin award She has had numerous short stories published in magazines and anthologies.

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  • Paperback
  • 268 pages
  • The Trojan Dog
  • Dorothy Johnston
  • English
  • 12 April 2017
  • 1862544867

10 thoughts on “ The Trojan Dog

  1. Darlene Cruz says:

    You want to read about computer viruses, techies, stolen money and distrust, talk in metaphors, ooh Australian slang then this book is for you Sandra with her new job and a son who can t read well and a husband whose job takes him away from them and a new job that keeps her on her toes with all the above things I mentio...

  2. Daphne says:

    This book s biggest crime for me was the lousy portrayal of computer viruses No, they do not cause the words on your screen to fall down to the bottom No, they do not actually show you pictures of worms It just isn t plausible.The second biggest crime was not giving me anyone to root for The narrator is trying to defend this one woman named Rae Everyone dislikes Rae a...

  3. Katharina Gerlach says:

    This is an extremely well written book with lovely language The author has a good grasp on descriptions that create pictures in my mind I loved to see Australia through they eyes of an Aussie, although I struggled with the concept of it being warmer in the North and summer being in December The characters were mostly believable and well rounded with the exception of the main character I found her strangely lacking in emotion which was especially jarring since she was the narrator of the stor This is an extremely well written book with lovely language The author has a good grasp on descriptions that create pictures in my mind I loved to see Australia through they eyes of an Aussie, although I struggled with the concept of it being warmer in the North and summer being in December The characters were mostly believable and well rou...

  4. Dianne says:

    I m glad this wasn t the first Dorothy Johnston book I have read I started with The White Tower which I much prefer I must say that DJ s writing is a cut above in its surprising eloquence and tight description of people places and things Having read Through a Camels Eye and The Swan Island Connection I can understand why this story didn t quite hit the mark Several reasons Too much use of the metaphor Powerful tools but can be overdone I didn t like most of the characters and balked at I m glad this wasn t the first Dorothy Johnston book I have read I started with The White Tower which I much prefer I must say that DJ s writing is a cut above in its surprising eloquence and tight description of people places and things Having read Through a Camels Eye and The Swan Island Connection I can understand why this story didn t quite hit the mark Several reasons Too much use of the metaphor Powerful tools but can be overdone ...

  5. Kristine says:

    The premise of the book about computer viruses, cyber crime and relationship issues of the central characters was promising Unfortunately it didn t really deliver on the promise While parts of the book were beautifully written and, at times, lyrical, other parts were somewhat tedious, jumbled or rushed The story flowed and it was, mostly, easy to read however parts of it were so clunky or awkward that it required rereading or just be skimmed over Most of the characters weren t particularly e The premise of the book abo...

  6. Sammy says:

    Uh, yeah really didn t like this book She didn t really stick to detail and attention with characters because near the end of the book the characters began acting very much out of character I was confused half the time with all the computer talk and political talk mix that in with a poor investigator that keeps messing up and the death of my uncle, I could just not focus on this book That s why it took me so long to read it.I m not going to talk a lot about this book, cause yeah, I don Uh, yeah really didn t like this book She didn t really stick to detail and attention with characters because near the end of the book the characters began acting very much out of character I was confused half the time with all the computer talk and political talk mix that in with a poor investigator that keeps messing up and the death of my uncle, I could just not focus on this book That s why it took me so long to read it.I m not going to talk a lot about this book, cause yeah, I don t have a lot to say about it I barely re...

  7. Bookvetter 4 says:

    Newly hired Sandra Mahoney s boss, Rae Evans, head of service industries branch of Industrial Relations, admits to donating a payment to Access Computing She thought the company deserved the donation The check is paid to Angela Carlishaw, Director of Access Computing An unknown woman who on sabbatical in Scotland and unreachable Who is this unknown person that has not surfaced The payment was...

  8. Bookvetter 6 says:

    While the author is a skillful writer with a strong command of language who is adept at creating rich imagery, being able to visualize the setting and maintain a strong sense of place do not compensate for poor character development or disappointing technological detail I never achieved any emotional involvement or empathy for the protagonist who I saw as trashy, impulsive and immoral I have no interest whatsoever in reading anything further about Sandra Mahoney The strange title, mysterious While the author is a skillful writer with a strong command of language who is adept at creating rich imagery, being able to visualize the setting and maintain a strong sense of place do not compensate for poor character development or disappointing technological detail I never achieved any emotional involvement or empathy for the protagonist who I saw as trashy, impulsive and immoral I have no interest whatsoever in reading anything further about Sandra Mahoney The strange title, myster...

  9. Bookvetter 1 says:

    The Trojan Dog is primarily a literary novel on the subject of cyber crime rather than a crime novel The prose is lyrical and peppered with beautiful descriptions, such as swirls of fog sat on the hard ground like a congregation of bad tempered ghosts However, if you want a fast paced thriller, this won t be the book for you All the elements of the genre are there, a host of suspects, love interest, and a disbelieving detective I didn t mind the slower pace, but I felt there was far too mu The Trojan Dog is primarily a literary novel on the subject of cyber crime rather than a crime novel The prose is lyrical and peppered with beautiful descriptions, such as swirls of fog sat on the hard ground like a congregation of bad tempered ghosts However, if you want a fast paced thriller,...

  10. Joanie Chevalier says:

    The main character in The Trojan Dog, Sandy, isn t a super hero, didn t really know much about cyber crimes, but was totally human She had flaws for sure she wasn t the best mother and her marriage was in shambles She wasn t confident with her job skills but was obviously good at it Her boss, Rae Evans was facing trial for computer theft and fraud Sandra and Ivan, co worker turned lover, wanted to get to the bottom of what happened so they became detectives The book was a little slow at fi The main character in The Trojan Dog, Sandy, isn t a super hero, didn t really k...

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