Secret City: The Capital Files

by Steve Lewis Chris Uhlmann

On Sale: 22/10/2018


About the Book

The three novels that inspired the acclaimed Foxtel/Netflix series condensed into one compelling thriller.

When seasoned journalist Harry Dunkley is slipped a compromising photograph of a federal MP one frosty Canberra morning, he knows he is onto something big. But the deeper Harry investigates, the more he realises that this photograph is merely the hint of a larger conspiracy at work, and a secret its guardians are willing to kill to protect.

'There are more spies in Canberra than anywhere else in the country' - Chris Uhlmann

'I'd always had this idea of writing a political thriller' - Steve Lewis

'Given the fact that the books are set in Canberra (the capital of Australia), the novels' authors definitely have some solid background in the city's political workings' -

'Political insiders Steve Lewis and Chris Uhlmann bring biting wit and behind-the-headlines insight to this sharply observed novel ... House of Cards, Canberra style' Sunday Canberra Times

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781460757215
  • ISBN 10: 1460757211
  • Imprint: HarperCollins - AU
  • On Sale: 22/10/2018
  • Pages: 560
  • List Price: 34.99 AUD
  • BISAC1: FICTION / General


Steve Lewis arrived in Canberra in late 1992 and spent the next two decades tormenting the nation's political elite. He worked as a political reporter for the Australian Financial Review, the Australian and News Corp metro papers, and is currently senior adviser at Newgate Communications. 

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Chris Uhlmann is one of Australia's best-known political broadcasters. He won a Walkley award for broadcast interviewing in 2008 and is highly respected for for the quality of his reporting and analysis as political editor of ABC News.

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