Yes, Hooten’s in there, but bar his appalling willingness to have Nicky Hager harmed, he wasn’t a “star” character in book
The fact he was copied the “Chop chop Nicky” email from Odgers would seem to support this theory.
Is he another slick Spin Doctor?
Does he just pretend to have a moral backbone (though this doesn’t jive given the threat to Nicky Hager), or is he at least in part genuine
There likely are ethically sound people in Nat Party but Machiavellians run it