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Robert Baynes

A Nation Divided

It’s 2021, and an aggressive Muslim Caliphate threatens to tear Australia apart at the seams.

As the Indonesian President gathers forces for incursions onto Australian shores, a power-hungry Australian Prime Minister is white-knuckling the reins of the nation.

Meanwhile, the new West Australian Premier, David Reilly, has pulled off the impossible: the secession of WA from the Australian nation-state. But as political interests clash in the lead up to formal secession, violence arrives in the lucky country.

Is Canberra behind a cynical power play? Can the states and territories find a diplomatic solution? Or will it be up to the West Australian Government to safeguard the nation?

From naval warfare at sea to terrorist attacks on embattled diamond mines, and airborne encounters over red earth, Secession - A Nation Divided is a thrilling and disturbing portrayal of one possible future for the island continent Downunder.




About the Author

Author Robert Baynes

Robert Baynes is a long-time educator and civil servant. He spent ten years in the Royal Australian Air Force, ten years as a civilian air traffic controller, and twenty years as a primary school teacher. As a teacher, he became fascinated with the early history of Western Australia - especially the secession movement in the 1930s and its failed attempt to secede from the rest of the nation.

The seeds of an idea for this his first novel, ‘Secession - A Nation Divided’, grew from this interest. Now retired, he is a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He lives in Perth, Western Australia.




Western Australian Secession Map




Secession by Robert Baynes: Publisher Jason Swiney
ISBN: 978-1-925681-74-1
Format: Paperback C 229mm x 152mm
Extent: 448 pages
RRP: $29.95
Publisher: Vivid Publishing
Category: Fiction
Distribution: -- OUT OF PRINT --


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