Burning North: Diamonds for Drugs by Phil Cuda

9781681811413-Cuda_CV.inddAbout the Book

In January 2000, the Australian federal government is alerted that smugglers are stealing flora and fauna in North Queensland. Two special undercover agents are sent to investigate.

The agents uncover diamond and gold thefts, as well as huge quantities of drugs being trafficked into Northern Australia, North America and Europe as well as around the world by a huge Paris based crooked Global Corporation. The pair set out to destroy the drug cartel, which in turn sends out its own brand of killers to destroy the agents.

A huge bounty is placed on the heads of the agents as they battle to thwart the corporation and stop its laundry list of crimes.

From Cairns to the Gold Coast, to Paris and the jungles of Malaysia, to New York and Australia and back again to Paris, the battle rages on. With the agents finally on the cusp of closing down the corporation’s illegal operations in Australia, they need to survive long enough to defeat the French connection.

About the Author

Cuda Web PicPhil Cuda was born in 1945 in Southern Italy. His parents moved to North Queensland when he was five. He says his parents “had four children in Italy after the war and decided Australia was the best place for them to grow up. Australia was and is a land of opportunity for anyone who cares to work. I am a grandfather and love it.” He still works in property development.