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On the day David Turner is supposed to emigrate to New Zealand, he witnesses a savage murder and becomes caught in a ruthless global conspiracy.

A thirty year-old technological discovery threatens his own future and jeopardises the lives of millions of others as David discovers that starting a new life is about to become a deadly game of cat and mouse... and cows.

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Kindle Edition, revised cover, 260 pages
Published December 23rd 2013 (first published January 1st 2011)
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Craig Sisterson
On the day David Turner is supposed to emigrate to New Zealand, he witnesses a savage murder and becomes caught up in ruthless global conspiracy. A thirty year-old technological discovery threatens his own future and jeopardises the lives of millions of others as David discovers that starting a new life is about to become a deadly game of cat and mouse... and, somewhat surprisingly, cows.

A relatively enjoyable, if flawed, debut thriller. There is a good narrative drive, and plenty of action - b
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Ian Ellis
This book does what all thrillers should - it keeps you hooked and ensures you keep turning the pages.

At first, it all seemed a little unlikely, but as the story progressed the possibility that such an imperialistic move could be made in the fight for alternative fuel products became frighteningly feasible. Especially when you find out who is behind it. Let's face it, who else could it be?

Matt Hammond also paints a fabulous picture of New Zealand. So much so that I shall be serously considering
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Beaulah Pragg
An interesting tale of conspiracy set in the very contemporary political climate between the USA and New Zealand, Milkshake was a fast-paced and fairly easy read. I enjoyed the premise - that New Zealand had been chosen by the US as an off-shore bio-fuel production plant and all that was left was to take it over subtly (using such techniques as buying the ground from under us and influencing immigration and emigration). Given that I had no knowledge of the science behind their plans, I accepted ...more
Anand
Three and a half stars actually! For a debut novel, it is a good read. The language is lucid and proper British English, with no use of slangs or street lingo, and I immensely enjoyed this fact.

However, the novel loses out on a complex plot. It tries to be a bit of everything- science fiction, action and adventure, international espionage and spies, and international politics. The result is that no one item gets the full treatment it individually deserves, and makes the plot complex and confusi
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James Sorensen
Set in New Zealand this is the story of turning milk into fuel. The U.S. Government is implementing a plan that undermines the New Zealand Government in order to solve the American dependence on foreign oil. Unsuspecting immigrants are bringing illegal funds into the country that will be used to finance this plan. Once instituted this plan will destroy the pristine beauty of this wonderful nation and may also end upkilling the citizens of New Zealand.. But an underground group is working with on ...more
Alejandro Canton-Dutari
I must say that I was enthralled while reading perfect Queen's English laced with a bit of Maori.
Apart from a frightingly believable if -no-so-easy-to -follow plot, initially, the author gibes the reader a good insight into the Maori culture. Thre thriller maintained a good crescendo with its proper final bang.
After reading this book I have included new Zealand in my to-visit list and Mr. Hammond among my to-read authors.
Mark Palmer
This is a well-written thriller on an original theme. While it does stretch credibility at times, what good thriller doesn't? Kept me guessing right till the end who were the good guys and who were the bad guys, and I definitely had to know how it all turned out. I would read more by this author, not least because it was so original and different from other thrillers.
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Matt Hammond was born in London and spent much of his life in the UK before emigrating to New Zealand in 2002.

Inspired by the scenery and the laid back Kiwi lifestyle, he began to develop a fully-fledged fast-paced ecologically-inspired thriller, 'Milkshake'.

In December 2013 he published the sequel 'The Destiny Stone' and is now working on the third and final book in the trilogy.
More about Matt Hammond...
The Destiny Stone - 2014 ABNA Entry The Destiny Stone

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