No Free Man

No Free Man

No Free Man

In No Free Man, the bulk of Australian-initiated Russian intelligence is detailed in a thesis written by a young officer with no field experience.

'Potts's naïve intelligence officer Emily Hartigan is definitely dropped into some hair-raising "What if?" situations that move the novel along at break-neck speed," commented publisher Alison Green, CEO of Pantera Press.

'The remarkable story of how Dibb was recruited by ASIO to spy on the Soviets only to discover that he had become the target of suspicion reads like a plot from a John le Carre novel," reported Cameron Stewart earlier this week (The Australian, 21 May 2016).

No Free Man, however, offers a fresh spy thriller from a distinctive Australian perspective – re-visiting cold war relationships and highlighting potential scenarios that could lead to modern day chaos.

In discussing 'Rising Tension" at the Sydney Writers Festival just last week, Potts confided that he develops his storylines by asking a series of 'What if?" questions before dropping his well-developed characters into uncomfortable situations. Graham continues to share his writing secrets and insights at a number of upcoming events:

Thursday 9 June  5:30 - 7:30pm
Graham Potts - In Conversation with Irina Dunn
Coffs Harbour Library 
27 Duke St, Coffs Harbour

Saturday 11 June  2:15 - 3:15pm
Why is fiction so difficult to write, or is it?
Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival
Memorial Hall, Bellingen

Monday 13 June  10.00 - 12.00pm
"Writing for Thrills" - Creative Writing Workshop
Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival
St Andrews Church, Hyde Street, Bellingen

Saturday 18 June 1:30 - 2:30pm
'Judging a book by its cover" 
Write around Moreton Bay
Moreton Bay Libraries: Caboolture Branch

Saturday 25 June 10:00 - 11:00am
Lord Mayor's Writers in Residence
"Let's write a thriller" - Creative Writing Workshop
 Brisbane City Libraries: Carindale Branch

Saturday 30 July 10:30 - 11:30am
Lord Mayor's Writers in Residence
"Let's write a thriller" - Creative Writing Workshop
Brisbane City Libraries: Indooroopilly Branch


No Free Man
Pantera Press
Author: Graham Potts