Hostile Takeover

Claire Corbett

Z works within Treasury in a government where knowledge and alliances are power, and people are bought, used and manipulated.




Z is blindsided when he learns that he has been “bought” by the highest ranked official of a dangerous government agency, who took advantage of a sinister new law. Now Z must indulge her every whim and request. Will he ever find a way out of her grip? Claire Corbett’s convincing characters and intriguing narrative gives an insight into an alternative reality that is scarily convincing. It will keep you guessing to the very last page.

About The Author:

Claire Corbett worked as a policy advisor to the Premier in the NSW Cabinet Office. Her novel, When We Have Wings, about humans genetically engineered to fly, was published by Allen & Unwin in July 2011. Her essay The Last Space Waltz? Reflections on 2001: A Space Odyssey and NASA, was shortlisted for the 2012 ABR CAL Essay Prize. She is a doctoral candidate at UWS and writing another novel under contract to Allen & Unwin.

Author interview here.


The Amanda Lohrey Selects  Series

Spineless Wonders is proud to offer this series of twelve beautifully-written digital long stories selected for us by award-winning Australian author, Amanda Lohrey.


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