Mantiss by Tim Berman, PhD
Tim Berman, PhD
Life in the outer suburbs of Sydney in the 1960s and 1970s. There are two basic levels; one which gets on with the drudgery of everyday stuff and the other under-layer where corruption, bribery and murder are the norm. In the lower level the rich get richer, the Church gets more powerful and the fight is to the swift.
Young Jackson Barnett grows up ‘different’. He is not like other boys; he prefers to make dresses and drink cocktails. His life is turned upside down with the murder of his Mum, his inheritance stolen by the Church and his best mate killed in a fire.
Police are at a loss to put 2 and 2 together. Death at Luna Park, disappearing priests and conflict between the 'white knights' of the police force and the Catholic Church.
How will the young Jackson survive in this maelstrom of intrigue?
Gripping reading but - for open minds only.