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JJ Rose's novel Game is a football thriller based around a bid for the greatest prize – the World Cup – and the race towards the Qatar 2022 vote.

Over-thinking strategist Asher Fox, his Ugandan best mate Windsor, and the world's top young footballer join forces to rid the game of corruption and elitism. But personality clashes and back-stories get tangled up in world power politics and the waters become well and truly muddied.

A book that makes you wonder just how much fiction is fact - especially if you've also read Whatever It Takes - the Inside Story of the FIFA Way (2018). 

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Published:  June 2022
  • ISBN:  978-1-925914-41-2
  • ISBN: 978-1-925914-42-9 (ePub)
  • Weight: 0.5kg
  • Size:  216mm x 140mm
  • Pages:  296
  • Imprint: Popcorn Press

About the Author

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.

As a teenager, James trialed with Wolverhampton Wanderers, Coventry City, and Brentford, and was offered a youth contract with Eddie Thomson’s Sydney City Slickers. He's not a fan of the billionaire's club, otherwise known as the EPL, but if pushed he would turn up at a West Ham game and he occasionally Roars for Brisbane. He still dreams of the '06 Socceroos Golden Generation, Guus, and the lost opportunities.

In 2011, he published his first novel Virus, a political thriller, and in 2001 wrote Ethical and Active Shareholding – an Australian investor’s guide. 

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