Don Collins Shows How Far Someone Will Go for ‘Self-Preservation’

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New book follows young property developer as he resort to lies, fraudulent practices to maintain luxurious lifestyle

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Self-Preservation” (published by Xlibris AU) is a behavior that ensures the survival of an organism and it is almost universal among living organisms. Humans are no exceptions from this natural tendency to preserve self before others. In Don Collin’s latest literary outing, he shows readers how far one can go just to preserve what are his.

This story takes place in Surfer’s Paradise during the 1999 property downturn. As a consequence, the finances of a young property developer, David Hudson, are placed in jeopardy. In a desperate bid to prevent his going bankrupt, he willingly accepts the help of Geoff Simons, a brilliant but shady accountant. David Hudson, desperate to maintain his luxury lifestyle, is forced to resort to lies and fraudulent practices. To achieve his goals, he wantonly uses women and heartlessly casts them aside.

Backdropped by the real phenomenon of financial markets failing, this story shines light on the tendency of man to protect the self first and foremost when the going gets tough. David Hudson resorting to lies, fraudulent practices and even murder underscores the love man has for himself and the lengths he is willing to go to not to lose the comfort he has been accustomed to.

The simplicity of the story and the flawlessness of its ability to expose the weakness and strength of man make this book easy to read and follow through. Its colorful characters, that bring life to its gripping plot, glue readers to its pages from the first until the satisfying last.

By Don Collins
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 158 pages | ISBN 9781514498309
E-Book | 158 pages | ISBN 9781514498316
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Husband, father, grandfather, businessman and now author, Don Collins has led a rich and varied life. Growing up and educated in inner-city Melbourne, Australia, Collins went on to a career in drafting and production engineering before finding his niche in financial client services. A keen sportsman, he played Aussie-rules football and went on to enjoy amateur boxing. He put his skills to good use teaching boxing to young underprivileged kids in the western suburbs, achieving community recognition for his work. He is married, with two children and four grandchildren. Collins enjoys retirement on the Mornington Peninsula.

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