(1) The Mazovia Legacy
(2) The Burma Effect
(3) The Tsunami File
The Mazovia Legacy
The snow in a Montreal winter covers a multitude of sins …
In the icy depths of a Quebec winter, a harmless old Polish man dies in mysterious circumstances. His suspicious niece draws in Montreal investigative journalist, Frank Delaney, to help her find the truth behind the death, a story the authorities seem to want covered up.
The search for answers sweeps them into a dangerous web involving Canadian, Polish and Vatican agents who will use any means, even murder, to stop them. The catalyst for this international intrigue is the true story of Polish national art treasures secretly shipped to Canada to be hidden from the Nazis in the opening days of World War Two. This classic thriller combines fascinating history, deft storytelling and psychological depth.
The Burma Effect
Sometimes an obsession can become a death wish …
In the second Frank Delaney thriller, the Montreal-based investigative journalist and sometime spy is assigned by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service to locate one of their agents gone missing in Bangkok.
The search for Nathan Kellner, a bohemian bon vivant with a taste for young women and a variety of illicit substances, brings Delaney first to London, then to Thailand and Burma, where evidence points to an elaborate plot to destabilize the Burmese military regime. Untangling that plot thrusts Delaney directly into the line of fire between the generals at the head of Burma’s all-powerful junta and those who would use any means to see them overthrown.
The Tsunami File
Not every victim is found to be innocent …
Frank Delaney, investigative journalist and sometime spy, is on assignment in Phuket, Thailand, in the aftermath of the tsunami that killed thousands of people, foreigners and locals alike. Disaster victim identification teams from police forces across the globe have descended on this idyllic holiday location to carry out their gruesome work.
Delaney discovers that, against all logic, someone is trying to prevent identification of one of the bodies lying in makeshift beachside morgues. His search for the reason follows a trail through Thailand’s seedy child sex trade to an elaborate cover-up in Germany and France, where those with everything to lose use increasingly desperate measures to stop him dead.
Michael Rose is a Canadian writer, journalist and broadcaster now living in Sydney, Australia. He has written three novels in his Frank Delaney spy thriller series, and two other published books. He is the former Chief of Communications and Publications for Interpol at the police agency’s global headquarters in Lyon, France.
Before joining Interpol, Rose spent 25 years working in a senior capacity for major media organizations around the world, such as the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, MacLean’s Magazine, UPI, Radio France International, Australia’s Sydney Morning Herald newspaper and the Reuters news agency in London. His work and personal travel have taken him throughout Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia. That itinerary included a series of trouble spots, including Nicaragua, Guatemala, and Haiti; Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Zambia and Zimbabwe; Burma, Indonesia, Fiji and East Timor.
Rose left Reuters when he was offered the unique opportunity to work inside Interpol at a very senior level, with access all areas and all documents, and daily contact with the Secretary General and other key officials and police officers. It was the first time a non-policeman was ever appointed to that job. He worked with police officers from all over the world and traveled to more than 30 countries on assignment.