The Coincidence is a futuristic thriller involving an American president and a would-be assassin. The story focuses on an extraordinary cluster of coincidences that will keep the reader in suspense until the final page.
This tale of conspiracy, attempted murder, revenge, and redemption is set against a background of real world events: the destruction of monuments and statues throughout the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and other nations.
The author explores social issues such as racism, inequality, and gun ownership. Highlighting social conditions dominated by violence and lawlessness, he artfully illuminates human nature exposing the misguided and the flawed.
About the story
The Coincidence is a thriller set in the future, involving an American president and a would-be assassin. The story focuses on an extraordinary cluster of coincidences that will keep the reader guessing as to the resolution until the last page. Specifically, the novel focuses on a real issue that mesmerised the world community: the destruction of monuments and statues throughout the world, notably in the United States, the United Kingdom, but also in Australia and other countries. This issue provides the background for this tale of conspiracy, attempted murder, revenge, and redemption. The novel describes and illuminates human nature exposing the misguided and the flawed. It highlights social conditions dominated by violence and lawlessness and explores social issues such as racial discrimination, inequality, and possession of guns.
The story is mainly set in Kansas City and Washington DC in the United States, and in Sydney, Australia. Some developments in the story occur in Italy, mainly in Florence and Macerata. The tales of the four main protagonists of this story are intertwined, and they will eventually result in the demise of three characters. The story also offers a short revelatory account of Christopher Columbus, discoverer of the Americas in the 15th century, the emerging and developing hologram technology, and American election campaigns. Additionally, there are sections dealing with contemporary university governance and politics. They provide a humorous distraction, while still relevant to the development of the story, from the novel’s central themes. The interrelationships between education, political intrigue, technology, and human relationships have been interwoven to produce an entertaining and thought-provoking crime novel.
About the AUTHOR
Prof Gabriël A. Moens AM
Gabriël Moens AM is Emeritus Professor of Law, The University of Queensland. He also sered as Pro Vice Chancellor, Dean and Professor of Law, Murdoch University; Head, Graduate School of Law, The University of Notre Dame Australia (Fremantle); and Professor of Law, Curtin University. Gabriel received the Australian Award for University Teaching in Law and Legal Studies in 1999. In 2019, he was named the “International Alumnus of the Year” by the Pritzker Law School of Northwestern University, Chicago.
In June 2019 he was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for services to the law and higher education. Gabriel is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management (WA); a Fellow of the College of Law; a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law; and a Fellow of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration. Gabriel has forty years of experience managing various university units in Australia and overseas. He is also a novelist and columnist.