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'A gripping adventure.'

Newcastle Herald

'A grand historical novel..'

Brisbane Sunday Mail

Highly recommended.'

Australian Broadcasting Corporation


by David Crookes

First Published in 2000 by Hodder Headline (Australia)

Republished Hodder Headline (Australia) in 2000

This Smashwords ebook edition published in December 2010

by David Crookes

Copyright © David Crookes 1999


The morning air was hot and steamy. It was the nineteenth of February, 1942, nearing the end of the wet in the Northern Territory, and already the weather pattern was building for the inevitable afternoon tropical deluge.

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