Indonesia – Intrik Perebutan Takhta Istana, 1965-1967<br /> <br />"Bagaimana kalau kita memanfaatkan tanggal Lima Oktober?" Saran Yani, ketika Dewan Jenderal mengadakan rapat untuk melakukan perlawanan terhadap Komunis pada 5 Oktober.<br /> <br />"…kita harus melangsungkan gerakan sebelum 5 Oktoberodan menangkap (anggota) Dewan itu pada hari Kermerdekan Cina," kata Soebandrio, ketika mereka (Aidit, Soebandrio dan Omar Dhanai) membahas rencana untuk menghalangi rencana Nasution mengambil alih Negara.<br /> <br />Peristiwa 1965 merupakan puncak dari segala pertarungan ideologis. Skenario-skenario politik pelbagai pihak dimainkan seperti kisah "Bharatayudha". Akibat konflik ini rakyat sipil yang tidak tahu apa-apa menjadi korban, layaknya wayang, yang siap "dikorbankan" oleh dalangnya.<br /> <br />MERDEKA SQUARE ditulis berdasarkan penelitian atas fakta-fakta sejarah serta ingatan pribadi Kerry B. Collison selama bertugas di Jakarta. Memaparkan tentang pertarungan dua kubu, Angkatan Darat dan PKI yang klimaks pada 30 September 1965. Bagainman kisah selanjutnya? Dan siapakah pemenang konflik perebutan kukasa ini?<br /> <br />Reviewers praised Kerry Collison's bestselling first novel, Timor Man.<br />"… hard to put down…" The Canberra Times<br />"… certainly a powerful doomsday thriller…" Australian Book Review<br />"… inspired by his long experience… intriguing plot… vivid descriptions." Sydney Morning Herald
Tense, intelligent and gripping, <i>Merdeka Square</i> presents a rich portrayal of the terrifying crisis which brought General Suharto to power, and the deadly aftermath which claimed more than one million lives throughout the Indonesian Archipelago.<br /> <br />Was 'the coup' the work of communists, President Sukarno's own sympathisers, the US backed Council of Generals, or simply a master-stroke by the ambitions General Suharto?<br /> <br /><i>Merdeka Square</i> explores an exotic, shadowy world, mixing undoubted fact and exciting fiction in an intoxicating form that will fascinate both Asian and European readers.<br /> <br /><i>'Collison puts the Indonesian experience into perspective.'</i> – Sydney Telegraph
A biographical account of extraordinary events in the career of Leo W. Stach, an expatriate geologist, during war and peace in the Western Pacific region, based on official documents as well as personal written records, together with his recollections, as narrated to the author, Kerry B. Collison, during a series of recorded interviews from December 1996 to June 1997.
Indonesia post-Soeharto: the new military government hits overdrive with ambitious plans to construct state-of-the-art nuclear power stations in Java and Bali. But will it stop there or will Indonesia's burgeoning nuclear potential expose the unstable region to a terrifying arms race?<br /> <br />How will the powerful Lim family gain from the installation of the nuclear reactors, and what is the mysterious Bartlett's treacherous game? When events spin out of control, only Michael Bradshaw can prevent global disaster.<br /> <br />In 'Jakarta', which completes his popular Asian trilogy, Kerry Collison takes us into a dangerous and corrupt world of high finance and global politics.
In 1962, and one month following the disappearance of Michael C. Rockefeller off the southern coast of what was then known as Dutch Western New Guinea, Indonesia invaded and annexed the territory and commenced the systematic slaughter of indigenous Papuans, to pave the way for a massive wave of transmigrated Javanese.<br /> <br />With the meteoric rise of the new powerhouses, China and India, Indonesian-occupied West Papua's wealth of oil, gas and minerals precipitates an international power-play for control over the vast natural resources.<br /> <br />Decades have passed since the twenty-three year old Rockefeller disappeared – long presumed dead, when sightings of the heir are widely reported.<br /> <br />Demands for West Papuan independence gain momentum and Australia is again drawn into military conflict with the Indonesian Motherland, Ibu Pertiwi.
Canberra bomb toll 'horrific' – Amongst those believed killed were the Indonesian Ambassador to Australia, the Indonesian Chief of Army Staff, the Indonesian Minister for Foreign Affairs and… <br /> <br />Tension between Australia and Indonesia, the world's largest Moslem nation, brings the two countries to the brink of war. East Timor's sovereignty and rich oil fields shared by the two neighbouring countries become key elements in one man's ambitions. General Nathan Seda, a powerful Indonesian Officer, has a dangerous plan in which he enmeshes Stephen Coleman, a career Intelligence Officer with the Australian Embassy in Jakarta.<br /> <br /><b><i>The Timor Man</i></b>, an absorbing thriller, provides a controversial perspective on events in Indonesia from the abortive coup d'etat of 1965 to the present day.
Based on events surrounding the infamous, billion-dollar BRE-X gold fraud, and the determined few who recklessly destroyed so many lives with their all-consuming quest for gold, in Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo.<br /> <br />When Canadian miner Borneo Gold Corporation announces the discovery of gold reserves in excess of twenty million ounces, pundits drive the worthless stock to giddying heights as the rich and powerful in three countries move to secure control over the deposit. Dayak tribes are forced off traditional lands, precipitating ethnic blood feuds and a return to headhunting practices as exploration practices destroy pristine forests and pollute the environment.<br /> <br /><b><i>Indonesian Gold</i></b> brings a depth of description and colour to the archipelago's ethnic tribes as they resist the flood of Moslem migrants from the poorer, Indonesian islands, and reveals the extent of devastation visited upon indigenous peoples by multinational, mining companies.
In the aftermath of Indonesia's economic collapse, Chinese women are targeted by the President's son-in-law's reckless and brutal Special Forces.<br /> <br />In an evolving Islamic climate, anti-Chinese sentiment drives the country to the brink of collapse as international interest is heightened by factual, photojournalist accounts, of true stories of survival.
At a time when Australians are wavering in support of a proposed US-led invasion of Iraq, more than six hundred US Marines rotating on R & R in Bali suddenly disappear; then, Kuta erupts in a fireball and Australia falls into line with America's demand to become part of the 'Coalition of the Willing'.<br /> <br />Based on indisputable fact, a step by step account of the Bali bombers, the rise of extremist Islamic militancy across Asia and what the future might hold when terror is unleashed on Australia's doorstep, 'Crescent Moon Rising' relates the rise of militant Islam across Asia and how the US and other foreign intelligence agencies missed opportunities to arrest not only the instigators of the September 11 attacks on the USA but also those who created the Jemaah Islamiyah and carried out the Bali bombings. The Bojinka Plot is uncovered in Manila but the US ridicules the contents found on a white Toshiba laptop discovered after an apartment fire. The computer files lay out an assassination plot against the Pope who would visit that week, and the detailed plan to hijack 11 aircraft and crash these into the World Trade Towers and other US targets. The timing of this event was January 1995.