City of Sharks is a work of fiction, but one based on real events. To protect the innocent and disguise the guilty, it is written as a satire of the nonsense that goes on or could go on in the future in that strange world of politics. But it has the purpose of bringing this hidden party and often murky world to wider notice. The storys underlying themes of city development, politics, and corruption draw on the authors exposure to the dark side of politics and town planning. Set in the isolated city of Perth, Western Australia, the story is likely similar in city halls and legislative chambers the world over.