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By J.J. Rose


JJ (James) Rose is a journalist, author, communications and media specialist, academic, and former political advisor who has worked in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Australia. 


​He has written for The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, The Far Eastern Economic Review, Al-Jazeera, The Times Literary Supplement, The Washington Post, and the South China Morning Post, amongst others.

He has worked as a global media advisor for Morgan Tsvangirai, Aung San Suu Kyi, Desmond Tutu, Mary Robinson, Vaclav Havel, and the Burmese Government in exile, and was Advisor to the former Special Humanitarian Envoy for the World Food Program, Hon. Abdulaziz bin Mohamed Arrukban. In recent years, he has taught Journalism at Brisbane’s Griffith University.

When struggling Ethics Detective Asher Fox gets a contract to do some research for a client, he stumbles onto a dark secret in the global pharmaceuticals industry. With cohorts Cal West and Windsor Obili, he gets swept up into a dangerous international web of spin and counter spin, involving big business, the White House and US foreign policy, the HIV-AIDS epidemic, media politics, a major charity, an African government, thousands of hapless Africans and the Israel/Palestine dispute.

Championed by a sympathetic newspaper editor, the trio become headline news and the target for the deadly intentions of the world’s most powerful figures. Virus touches on issues of politics, business, ethics and justice and asks questions about how we might approach the examined life in today’s complex world.

This is fiction taken from the very real issues of the day, written by someone who has seen behind the facade of PR and politics…

Additional Information:

Published (ebook) 2011/2022 – ISBN: 9780646569185 – Ebook - 404 pages


Rights: World (Incl. World English)

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