‘Irish Revolutionaries’ at Centre of Gold Coast Intrigue

Danielle Cronin | 11 November 2011 | Brisbane Times

Harrison Ford in the film adaptation of the 1992 Tom Clancy novel <i>Patriot Games</i>.
Harrison Ford in the film adaptation of the 1992 Tom Clancy novel Patriot Games.

A bank manager hankers for an “ordinary, suburban life” again after “2½ years of pure hell” involving a crime that would inspire Tom Clancy, a celebrated writer of thrillers.

It centres on a heist involving “Irish revolutionaries”, a carjacking and a syringe filled with a poisonous substance that would swiftly cause death unless the victim took an antidote.

The target was 51-year-old John Thomas Forrester – a suburban father who worked at the Bank of Queensland branch at Mudgeeraba on the Gold Coast. Continue reading ‘Irish Revolutionaries’ at Centre of Gold Coast Intrigue