The Third Book of Dubious Magic. For many years Soviet scientists conducted experiments into strange psychic powers. Now the most dangerous of those scientists - a man with a strange and deadly secret, has his hands on unlikely wizard John B. Stewart.
Held prisoner on a tiny island, John B. has only his wits and dubious magic to help him retain his sanity, and his life. Even if his friends can find him, to save him they'll have to overcome ruthless enemies and the storm-lashed perils of Bass Strait.
THE MAD MACHINES OF MUNDARA
The Dubious Magic series chronicles the adventures of John B. Stewart. Seemingly a fairly average Public Servant in Australia's capital, he runs his head into a poker machine in a moment of Scotch-fuelled silliness. The impact wakes a strange power apparently lying dormant in him - his spoken wishes start coming true, often in ways that resemble unlikely coincidences.
It doesn't entirely make his life easier, although he does get to leave his unappealing job and travel the world. With the power comes unexpected responsibilities as he encounters sorcerers, demons, mad scientists and others with strange abilities and dark ambitions. The truth, of who and what John B. Stewart really is, lies in antiquity, and finding it may be a perilous journey for the unlikely wizard and those he loves.