Alana Woods legal thriller "Automaton" is set in Australia, with 49 references to Canberra. Her second book, Imbroglio, does not mention Canberra, but is set in Australia (21 references). There is mention of the Defence Department, ASIO and the National Crime Authority.
When working on policy at HQ Australian Defence Force, I was once criticized by a US journalist who said that if I could not even spell "Defense" properly, I should not be writing policy. I wonder if for an international audience, it would be better if Alana set the novels in the USA, or in an anonymous city.
Alana is also the author of the non-fiction "25 essential writing tips: guide to writing good fiction". In this she points out that modern readers are impatient with long descriptions of location.