Seventeen-year-old Barbara Brassington, high school student and Cadet Under-Officer in the Australian Army Cadets, is with her unit in the North Queensland savannah woodland.
During a night navigation exercise, a top-secret French military satellite crashes, showering the countryside with fragments and setting fire to the bush.
Barbara is drawn into deadly international incident with catastrophic results, testing her physical endurance, conscience and courage to the limits.
This fast-paced tale of action, survival and romance leads Barbara to agonize whether she is betraying her own country.
Worse. Can she use deadly force for what she believes in?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Christopher Cummings is a Vietnam veteran, teacher, parent, traveller, Officer of Cadets, and author of 35 books. Bushwalking, history and travel have added depth to his experiences. He grew up in Cairns and Cape York Peninsula, experiencing many adventures in the North Queensland bush and at sea in his father's ships, adventures he has woven into his books.