Donna Madison's brother has vanished and she's hot on his trail. She accepts a mundane reporting assignment in Darwin because she's sure he's up there. Life suddenly becomes a lot less boring when she discovers him and is hurtled into danger. And what's the secret agenda of interesting Lang Torrens? Is he involved with the drug runners, or is he a perfectly innocent photographer?
Jenny Fleming prides herself on being the perfect temporary employee who works at Taralon to do bookkeeping and light housework, however Taralon represents a challenge. Why is the prosperous-looking property running at a loss? Before she can find any answers someone tries to murder her, and she is suspected of doping a racehorse.