"This is a satirical futuristic novel about University life and thought with some intruiging ideas in the field of economics and lots of sex. What more could one want?"
"The sex is pretty crude stuff - Micky Spillane rather than Aldous Huxley (with the exception of the story of the impregnation of Clementine I, with which AH would have been delighted,")
This was the judgment of a reader for a major publishing house.
The author, Elizabeth Peters, is a veteran of the drugs, sex and rock'n'roll of the swinging sixties but is now a distinguished academic. She comments: "Micky Spillane with a bit of Aldous Huxley? Eat your heart out, Peter Carey."
Warning: This is for consenting adults only - do not allow teenage kids to read it.
Chapter 1 - London, June 2015
In which the principal villain arrives in London to sort out a mess.
Chapter 2 - London, June 2015, later that evening
The principal villain visits a lady.
Chapter 3 - London, June 2015, the morning after
In which the modus operandi of the modern university is stripped bare.
Chapter 4 - Oxford, September 2015
The principal villain sorts out the mess.
Chapter 5 - Oxford, September 2015, the next evening
The principal villain celebrates his win.
Chapter 6 - Basle, October 2015
Introducing an honorable economist – a rarity in 2015.
Chapter 7 - Chicago, March 2016
In which the principal villain recruits Clementine Evans II
Chapter 8 - Chicago, mid 2016
Clementine Evans II – the early days
Chapter 9 - London, December 2016
Clementine Evans II arrives in London.
Chapter 10 – London, February 2017
In which John Watson gets to know Clementine Evans II.
Chapter 11 – Islington, February 2017
Our hero begins to hatch a plan.
Chapter 12 – Hobart, March 2018
John Watson visits his Mum
Chapter 13 – Chicago, August 2018 *
Our hero visits head office, and meets a girl
Chapter 14 – Chicago August 2018. *
Our hero recruits an old mate.
Chapter 15 – Chicago, October 2018
The principle villain pays a price
Chapter 16 - London and Chicago, January 2018
Our hero flies the coop
Chapter 17 – Chicago and Sydney, January 2018
The boys from U.C. Inc. travel to Sydney
Chapter 18, Hobart January 2018
In which our hero takes an easy scalp
Chapter 19, London, April 2018
In which the principal villain holds court.
Chapter 20, London February 2019
In which the principal villain sets up a new money-making project.
Chapter 21, Chicago, April 2019
Clementine Evans II meets some boffins, and explains Australia’s economic renaissance
Chapter 22, London, May 2019
Dick Saxon conducts the inaugural Sovereignty Seminar
Chapter 23 - Vanuatu, July 2019
Sally-Anne Sampson makes her mark
Chapter 24 – Wellington and Canberra, July 2019
Clementine and Watson screw up in NZ.
Chapter 25 – Fiji and Florida, July 2019
The principal villain pays the price of sin.
Chapter 26 – Sydney, mid-July 2019
McDuff breaks the story of the decade.
Chapter 27 – Australia, Mid-July 2019
Treasury swings into action, doing what it does best - scuttling mad ideas.
Chapter 28 - Hobart, Late-July 2019
Helped unwittingly by his old Mum, our hero tries a bold gamble
Epilogue - London, April 2020
In which loose ends are neatly tied