Life's a gamble for five friends...
High stakes change them forever.
Life in a seaside suburb on Sydney Harbour appears idyllic from the outside, but cracks are appearing in the lives of five well-heeled, mismatched friends. Brought together by compassionate Kristen in her quest to help refugees, they share a passion for poker. Every month, they gather to gamble on cards and each other.
Affairs, fraud, betrayal and greed….their ‘first world’ problems are suddenly challenged when their lives collide with an embattled Afghani family trying to make it in a hard-arse Australia.
With unforgettable characters, humour and suspense, the action in "Poker Protocol" unfolds over one year, putting the life of contemporary middle Australia under a microscope.
Using journalistic skills honed over decades, Anne Maria Nicholson cleverly interweaves the perspectives of five men and women craving love and friendship while coming to grips with a moral crisis.