The Death Trust

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Conspiracy aficionados are going to love Australian author Rollins’s thriller…the book is a white-knuckle read on a par with anything that James Patterson or Nelson DeMille might offer.
Highly recommended for popular fiction collections.
Library Journal

death_trust_bookOSI Special Agent Vin Cooper is the kind of loose cannon no commanding officer can completely control…or survive without.

Scarred by battle and a recent, messy divorce, Cooper is reluctantly paired with Special Agent Anna Masters at the scene of a suspicious glider crash at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, that has killed the base commanding officer, a four-star General.

There they uncover a trail of inexplicable ‘accidental’ deaths that leads from the war-torn streets of Baghdad to sex slavery in Latvia and a marriage that began in the White House and disintegrated into bitterness and acrimony. And with every step they take, Cooper and Masters come closer to the shocking truth about the biggest and most murderous lie of all.

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Starred Review

Conspiracy aficionados are going to love Australian author Rollins’s thriller, his third novel but the first to be released in the United States.

It’s a real page-turner pitting OSI investigator Maj. Vincent (Vin) Cooper against shadowy forces that kill anyone who gets in the way.

Investigating the accidental death of Gen. Abraham Scott, the son-in-law of the Vice President of the United States, leads Vin to a bloody ambush in Baghdad, a sex club in Riga, Latvia, and ultimately the Vice President’s parlor in Washington, DC.

Sure, the book is a white-knuckle read on a par with anything that James Patterson or Nelson DeMille might offer, but the insights into what drives world politics (for example, the war in Iraq) are so plausible and well thought out that the reader may come away with a feeling that it’s all real—only the names have been changed to protect the guilty.

Highly recommended for popular fiction collections.

—Ken St. Andre, Phoenix P.L.


‘…action packed saga of power (and) corruption…

‘If you like a sprawling political thriller bestseller that feels like a cross between Raymond Chandler and Robert Ludlum then you should feel right at home…’
Daily Telegraph

‘Rollins’ first novel, published to deserved acclaim in Australia… Rollins sneaks up on the story, takes it nice and slow, as though he is writing a police procedural rather than a thriller. Definitely a few cuts above most political-conspiracy yarns.’

‘…slick military thriller… everything moves so fast and frighteningly, and Cooper is so likable…’

‘…Rollins’ punchy, Chandleresque narrative allows him to show off his wit, which is considerable… Rollins knows how to tell a story. He has an easy writing style and a good knack for dialogue. Take this one to the beach and you’ll leave with sunburn’
Sydney Morning Herald

‘The adrenaline overflows in this exciting thriller. In a word: suspenseful’
Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin

‘A thumping good page-turner with an excellent global conspiracy to uncover…non-stop action, dark military secrets, and all told with a wicked Runyonesque sense of humour…Essential reading for any plane flight. Highly recommended.
Sun Herald

‘Rollins has created a rollicking military drama with strong characters and ambitions beyond the usual suspenser’
Alpha Magazine

‘This is a fun read – the wry humour really helps to lighten some of the darker moments’
Good Reading

‘…a fast-paced thriller’
Manly Daily

‘In a word: entertaining’
Herald Sun

‘The Death Trust is an intelligent, full-blooded action thriller’
The Age

‘The conspiracies – and bodies – pile up alarmingly in this rollicking yarn with serious undertones’
Adelaide Advertiser

‘It’s a rollicking ride’
The Sun Herald

‘David Rollins has produced another sure-fire bestseller in The Death Trust. It is the sort of novel which almost appears to resonate with our time and the present situation in Baghdad with remarkable clarity’
Sunday Tasmanian