Grafton Everest, formerly Doctor, Professor, Senator Everest and His Honour the First President of the IRA (the Inclusive Republic of Australia), had now reached the asymptote of his inexplicable ascent by being appointed, once again through no ability, effort or desire of his own, to the position of Secretary-General of the United Nations.

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Ken Spillman: ‘This is the best Grafton Everest satire yet.’  –  Read the whole review:

Listen to Steve Austin on ABC Radio Brisbane Drive interviewing Ross Fitzgerald about Pandemonium:

‘Pandemonium is a work of comic brilliance, a perfect consummation of the uproarious Grafton Everest series’ – Nigel Marsh, author of Smart, Stupid & Sixty

In this, the ninth book of the Grafton Everest series, our hapless hero reaches the culmination of his haphazard career by being appointed the first Australian Secretary-General of the United Nations. Despite Grafton’s fervent hope that it will be a purely honorary position, he finds himself forced to actively head an organisation not only made ineffective by its Byzantine organisation but threatened by a deadly conspiracy within its own ranks.

Grafton is also a device for commonsense thoughtfulness, exposing the absurdities and unintended consequences of wrong-headed humanitarianism, represented and pursued by global NGOs, disingenuous and counter-productive environmentalists and crony capitalism.
– Matthew White, Quadrant, June 2024

About the authors: Ross Fitzgerald AM is Emeritus Professor of History & Politics at Griffith University. He is the author or co-author of forty-five books, including a memoir Fifty Years Sober: An Alcoholic’s Journey. He lives in Redfern, Sydney.

Ian McFadyen is a multi-award winning writer, actor and television producer who has created a number of successful television series, books and plays. He has collaborated with Ross Fitzgerald to write the previous Grafton Everest novels, Going Out Backwards, The Dizzying Heights, and The Lowest Depths. He lives in Queensland.

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