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Ann Massey (flyingfinish) | 52 comments Hi, I joined the group about a month ago and my latest novel an adventure story for young adults has just been released on Amazon. I hope you won't think me presumptuous in posting a teen book here but I do think that adults will enjoy it too.

'The Biocide Conspiracy' is a story about two Australian teenagers who find wreckage from the International Space Station. The book is intercut with frightening extracts from a diary written by the Head of Mission Control, making it clear that hope for mankind lies not with scientists and heads of states but with the youth of the world.

Geronimo Jones blames himself for the death of his best mate in a high speed car chase. None to thrilled, with his new life as a jackeroo on an isolated sheep station on the edge of the Great Sandy Desert, he has to stick it out for six months by order of the Juvenile Justice Department. Things start to get worse when his boss flies off in the middle of the night to check on a station hand and Mo witnesses the International Space Station crash back to Earth. Two days later, he hasn’t returned and Mo heads off to the neighboring station for help.

Fleeing from a bush fire sparked by the crash, he discovers the wreckage from the space station and a flask— inside is a secret so damaging to world governments, it must be suppressed—at all costs.

Joining forces with Beth, the arrogant and unfriendly girl from a neighboring station, and the only member of her family to evade capture by mysterious black-clad gunmen. Antagonists from their first meeting, the warring teens are swept into the realm of an arms dealer who will stop at nothing to get his hands on a biocide, lethal enough to kill one million people. from a single solitary gram.

On a hair-raising and breath holding flight, Mo and Beth go from enemies to frenemies to friends and almost, just about …. something else

Ann Massey was born in England and moved to Australia as a teenager where she worked as a governess on an isolated sheep station, very like the savage terrain where the battle for Agent H, was played out. Ann now lives in a cottage by the sea at Quinns Rocks with her partner and a lively Jack Russell terrier.

Review copies: available upon request. Ann Massey is available for interview.
Media contact: Valerie McIntyre, 0424371994,,

message 2: by Laurel (new)

Laurel Lamperd Congratulations, Ann, on your new book. You sound as if you are a WA writer. I've discovered several WA writers on Aussie Readers, people whom I haven't heard of before. I write books and live on the south coast of WA. We may have the wind but we're not getting the heat the west coast is getting and people inland. All the best with your book. Laurel

message 3: by Ann (new)

Ann Massey (flyingfinish) | 52 comments Thank you for your support Laurel. Yes I am a Sandgroper. Nice to hear from another WA writer.

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