Dennis Debney is a former Australian Chartered Professional Engineer and Certified Practising Accountant who has retired to find time to pursue his first passion ... writing. His self-published books, which have generated highly favourable feedback from readers, can be purchased from Amazon either as paperback or Kindle versions.
To date six books are available ... Checkmate, Beware the Dragon, Hindsight and the Adam Cartwright Trilogy comprising three novels - Smoking Gun, Due Diligence and GoldFinder.
But even though he is retired from full time engagement as a business analyst he still finds time to support business managers with his Biz Math program. Learn more about Biz Math ...
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A political cliffhanger with Australia's future on the line.
It is Australia’s worst nightmare, Indonesia seeks to annex the Kimberley Region in Australia’s North West with the support of the traditional owners of the land – the Aboriginal people.
Played out against a backdrop of nations on the verge of panic by predictions of a rise in sea level due to global warming, Indonesia manoeuvres to occupy the sparsely-populated region without the use of military force. If it succeeds, the ANZUS Treaty would not be activated as it provides for military support by USA only in the event of a military invasion.
Beware the Dragon
Will Australia’s nightmare never end?
Australia’s sovereignty in the North West is first challenged by Indonesia with the support of the traditional landowners, the indigenous Australians. But when Indonesia’s actions disturb the status quo, China threatens to use its own military forces to ensure the security of China’s vast portfolio of investments in Australia.
Belatedly becoming aware that China may have its own grand designs in northern Australia, the Australian government seeks to convince the United States to come to their aid.
It is the last roll of the dice … and it must succeed if Australia is to retain its autonomy.
Nothing Is Forever
The aftermath of Checkmate and Beware the Dragon.
Checkmate described how Australia’s sovereignty in the North West was first challenged by Indonesia with the support of the traditional landowners, the indigenous Australians.
Beware the Dragon explained how Indonesia’s actions encouraged China to use its own military forces to ensure the security of China’s vast portfolio of investments in Australia.
Nothing is Forever describes what happens next. The story covers the immediate aftermath and what happens fifty years later.
This is the third book in the Destination Australia Trilogy. It will be available in April 2018.
THE ADAM CARTWRIGHT TRILOGY
The three book series, Smoking Gun, Due Diligence and GoldFinder present episodes in the evolving career, and life, of the fictional Adam Cartwright from construction engineer to executive director of a major mining corporation and beyond. The series is set in the Australian mining industry with projects as far afield as Bougainville and Florida.
Adam Cartwright, a 28 year old construction engineer, narrowly escapes two attempts on his life while he is engaged on the construction of a gold mine in Far North Queensland. At first he suspects that the attacks are connected with construction site fraud by organized crime that he had uncovered, but later becomes aware that criminals responsible for the robbery of a gold mine, and the murder of three workers, believe he possesses a key piece of evidence that could bring them undone. In order to survive he has to discover what the ‘smoking gun’ is and how it can be used to bring the criminals to justice and ensure his safety.
Adam Cartwright is a 33 year old business analyst with a major mining group, CMA, based in Sydney. When carrying out a due diligence investigation of a mining company in Florida he suspects that the management team is conspiring to defraud the owners of the mine and purchase it cheaply by way of a management buyout. When the conspirators become aware of Cartwright’s suspicions, and believe that he is about to uncover the conspiracy, they set in train a sequence of events that threaten Cartwright’s life and place others close to him in danger.
Adam Cartwright, now a 38 year old Executive Director of Consolidated Mines of Australia (CMA), has to defeat efforts by a Canadian mining giant to defraud CMA of its fifty percent share of a large multi-billion dollar mining project on the island of Bougainville. Cartwright pins his hopes on a computer program, GoldFinder, which he hopes will revolutionize exploration for gold and help defeat his corporate opponents in his final challenge, a Board Room confrontation in London.
Hindsight is a unique memoir looking back at four turbulent years in Cairns when the author was Chief Engineer and Joint Chief Executive Officer of the Cairns Harbour Board in the early 1970s. It is the inside story of how he survived repeated attempts by the Chairman to have him fired. Eventually the Chairman's attempts to have the author dismissed became an obsession so bizarre that it led to an unprecedented joint sitting of the Cairns City Council and the Cairns Harbour Board.