Between The Covers

Speaking with Australian author Michael Pert

May 25, 2022 Shawline Publishing
Between The Covers
Speaking with Australian author Michael Pert
Show Notes

Will sits down with Michael Pert, author of Sandpiper, to discuss his new book and life that led him to write. 

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Michael lives on the Sunshine Coast with his wife, Kerry. His interests include family, travel, bushwalking, sports, movies, reading and research. A graduate of QUT, he holds a BA in International Studies and Psychology, and a Master of Justice in Strategic Intelligence.  A former career military intelligence officer, Michael served overseas in Asia, South-East Asia, Africa and the Pacific region and was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia. His first published novel, The Kissing House, a spy thriller based in East Timor, was longlisted in the Yeovil Literary Prize in 2018. Michael brings a sense of authentic narration to his exciting and enjoyable books for reader's to experience.

1916. Brutally coerced by his German captors, George Findlay commits an unspeakable betrayal and believes his foul deed remains hidden in the past.

1938. War clouds gather, and Findlay is propelled into greater treachery, he becomes the agent known as Sandpiper. The Nazis need him; and he needs Max, a ruthless spymaster, to protect the one thing he holds dearest; the one thing he saved from his horrible past. 

1944. The outcome of WW2 hangs in the balance. 

D-Day is imminent, with the secrets of the Normandy landings at risk, failure for all involved is not an option. 

Yvette, a formidable and attractive French widow, and Andy, a seasoned commando, are sent to France. Already in the throes of a secret romance, they unwittingly take with them the means of their own betrayal.

“Even though it is over seventy years since the end of World War II, the war is still providing fertile ground for modern thriller writers. The latest addition to the enduring genre of the Second World War thriller is Michael Pert’s Sandpiper. Set across the length of the War, Sandpiper is a nicely plotted ‘cat and mouse thriller’, about the efforts of British Intelligence to uncover a German spy whose efforts are threatening Allied operations into France at a vital time of the War. Smoothly written and briskly paced, Sandpiper is a very enjoyable thriller with a good cast of characters and a convincingly timed backdrop of wartime intrigue. Recommended.” Jeff Popple reviews

“An excellent adventure of history and fiction by a new Australian author and one who must be viewed as the next Matthew Riley…”  Thomas, Indiebook reviewer