Comedy, love and rage from London to Sète
How can you blunder into a coup d’état in the South of France? Easily done if you’re Paddy Kennedy and former SAS intelligence officer, Helen Troy.
France and the UK are ripe for take-over by wealthy plutocrats, the Big Dogs, who want to remake Europe. Flag waving will be back and social welfare gone. Backing them are tabloid newspapers, disaffected military personnel and interfering foreign governments.
Former Australian Senator Terry Aulich’s sequel to Clapperland takes a satirical look at how extremist elements can abuse politics, religion and media to prepare a nation for the ultimate coup d’état.
The Big Dogs have selected the fishing port of Sète for the launch of their coup. Its cafes, vibrant culture, vineyards, canals and history of welcoming immigrants from many cultures is anathema to them.
There on a family mission for egomaniacal British newspaper magnate, Lord Rex, the two Australians are drawn into the planning of the coup which will explode all over France on the Day of the Wolf.
In a divided world of Brexit, pandemic protests, Russian interference, the Dark Web, the attack on the US Capitol and the breaking of community trust, Sète is a novel for our times.