12-14 Sept 2024, State Library of NSW


Tim Ayliffe:
The Enemy Within

Tim Ayliffe’s new thriller The Enemy Within takes us inside the Australia we think we know. In the words of Stan Grant, ‘As a correspondent, I lived this world. Tim Ayliffe has written it.’

Investigative journalist John Bailey is back, this time trying to find out about a spate of deadly racist attacks on the streets of Sydney. Two packs of all Tim’s books will go to those who ask the two best questions on the night thanks to Simon and Schuster.

Former war correspondent John Bailey is turning his life around after a tragedy with a new job and no booze but one thing hasn’t changed. He will still risk everything to get to the truth. When the body of a man he’s interviewed falls out of the sky, one of his key sources washes up dead on a beach and the Federal Police raid his home, he knows he’s on the right track. Someone is trying to stop Bailey exposing the rise of a global white supremacist group and involved in deadly racist attacks on Sydney’s streets. Will he get to them before they silence him?

Tim Ayliffe

Tim Ayliffe has been a journalist for more than 20 years and is the Managing Editor of Television and Video for ABC News and the former Executive Producer of News Breakfast. He has travelled widely and before joining the ABC he worked in London for British Sky News. A few years ago he turned his hand to writing global crime thrillers featuring former foreign correspondent John Bailey. He is the author of The Greater Good, State of Fear and his latest thriller The Enemy Within was published in August. When he’s not writing or chasing news stories Tim rides bikes and surfs. He lives in Sydney.

Image Credit: © Courtney King Photography

Chris Hammer

Chris Hammer was a political journalist and foreign correspondent for more than thirty years, before turning to crime. Treasure and Dirt is his latest book His first novel Scrublands won the prestigious UK Crime Writers New Blood Dagger for the best debut published in the United Kingdom during 2019. Silver was published in 2019 and was shortlisted for Best General Fiction at the Australian Book Industry Awards, shortlisted for the 2020 ABA Booksellers’ Choice Book of the Year Award, and longlisted for the UK Crime Writers’ Association Gold Dagger Award. Trust was published in 2020 and was longlisted for Best General Fiction at the Australian Book Industry Awards.

Image Credit: © Mike Bowers

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