Ross Meurant was a Member of Parliament for nine years. A stint as a Member of the Executive Council as Undersecretary for agriculture and forestry, ended prematurely when he refused to acquiesce the direction of the Prime Minister, to relinquish a position he took on the board of a Russian-owned (media-alleged Mafia) bank domiciled in Vanuatu.
Prior to entering parliament he was a commissioned officer in the NZ police. Subsequent to parliament, he owned equestrian facilities; was elected to local government as a councillor; consulted to several major fishing companies, was engaged by parliamentary services as adviser to Rt. Hon Winston Peters and emerged as a key figure in the Scampi Affair, which alleged political corruption.
From 2004 he lived and worked in Zimbabwe, Russia, Czech Republic and the Balkans. From 2007 he extended his business to Morocco, Syria and U.A.E. The author has a bachelor degree in politics and management, a master’s degree in economics, statistics, law and policy and C.O.P’s in law.
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The Syrian Connection
Alain Foveaux, a former New Zealand military officer, is contracted to use his knowledge of the Middle East to procure phosphate from Syria for export to New Zealand, in defiance of American sanctions.
His odyssey through a country on the brink of civil war reunites him with Valentina Golosapova, a former lover and KGB agent, now operations controller for Russian covert action in Syria.
Sex, Power and Politics
This story about the quest for the Prime Minister’s job provides an unvarnished insight to the political intrigue, mendacity and down-right dirty tricks that denizens of New Zealand’s parliament stoop to when chasing the chalice of power. Laced with extramarital sex, alcohol, parties, travel perks and abuse of allowances, the story exposes a latent culture of perfidious and licentious behaviour.
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