2011. First edition. A fine, unmarked copy in as new condition.
Two families thrown together by War.When war correspondent Ilsa Stahl's plane goes down in a terrible storm over Papuan waters and she is taken prisoner by the Japanese, Ilsa prepares for the worst.Her father, Jack Kelly, will stop at nothing to save her - even if it means risking the life of his only son, Lukas. No one knows Papua the way they do, and they are Ilsa's only hope.Meanwhile, Major Kahl Mann is sent on a secret mission to Indochina that will see him embroiled in Ilsa's rescue in a way he could never have imagined.This sweeping saga continues the story of the Kellys and Manns, following Peter Watt's much-loved characters as they fight to survive the war on Australia's doorstep.
Peter Watt has spent time as a soldier, articled clerk, prawn trawler deckhand, builder's labourer, pipe layer, real estate salesman, private investigator, police sergeant and advisor to the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary. He speaks, reads and writes Vietnamese and Pidgin. He now lives at Maclean, on the Clarence River in northern New South Wales. Fishing and the vast open spaces of outback Queensland are his main interests in life.