The Fake Prince is a 21st-century fable of how a charming swindler committed the biggest fraud in Queensland government history. It develops a contemporary ‘what if’ narrative around the millions of dollars still missing from the theft. Readers will be amused but often furious at the fantasy-prone fraudster, Ariki Summers, as he progresses from poverty to wealth, social celebrity, consumer addict, and lover. Achieving his dream of acceptance and a celebrity lifestyle Ariki splurges on shopping, casinos and gifts; he participates in the Mud Army of the Brisbane Floods, a Royal Wedding and much more. But when he discovers greater needs than his own is it redemption or another deception?