In 1914, the storm clouds of war are gathering. Matthew Duffy and his cousin Alexander Macintosh are sent by Colonel Patrick Duffy to conduct reconnaissance on German-controlled New Guinea. At the same time, Alexander's sister, Fenella, is making a name for herself in the burgeoning Australian film industry. But someone close to them has an agenda of his own - someone who would betray not only his family but his country to satisfy his greed and lust for power. As the world teeters on the brink of conflict, one family is plunged into a nightmare of murder, drugs, treachery and treason.
'To Touch the Clouds' is a powerful continuation of Peter Watt's much-loved saga of the Duffy and Macintosh clan, begun in 'The Cry of the Curlew'.
About the Author
Peter Watt's life experiences have included time as a soldier, articled clerk, prawn trawler deckhand, builder's labourer, pipe layer, pig shooter, real estate salesman, private investigator, police sergeant in Cabramatta and police adviser in Papua New Guinea. He has lived and worked with Aborigines, Islanders, Vietnamese and Papua New Guineans and he speaks, reads and writes Vietnamese and Pidgin. Good friends, fine food, fishing and the vast open spaces of outback Queensland are his main interests in life.