PROTECT THE BLOODY SILVER
SYNOPSIS: Mike Deekie knew Australia was a front runner for a hostile takeover. He warned everyone who'd listen, the danger was real, and the outcome would be catastrophic. It didn't take him long to realise most people had zero interest in what he was telling them. They didn't give a damn. Or, they stuck their heads deep into sand holes and just ignored the problem.
Finally, Mike decided to stop talking and act. He told his fifteen-year-old son, Charlie, to prepare for a great adventure. They packed a few bags with sensible clothes, threw in a pile of favourite books, along with a couple of cherished possessions, and shoved them in the SUV. They stuffed two massive backpacks with canned food and wedged them beside the tools and camping gear in the rear compartment. For good measure, Mike tossed in the four bottles of wine he’d be saving for a special occasion, and they headed to the high country.
Five days later they stumbled across a tiny community nestled on a mountain plateau. They pitched their tent, then jogged over to meet their new neighbours, Stan and Dulcie Harrison. The next morning, they were introduced to the Shaw family; Jane, Nella, twelve-year-old Luke and ten-year-old Sarah.
The invaders arrived a week after Mike and Charlie left town. Innocent people were slaughtered, homes were firebombed, and towns and villages were destroyed.
Nella Shaw soon discovered she and Mike had a lot in common. Both of them had been Special Ops soldiers in another life, and they were both desperate to do something to save their country.
After tracking down a band of resistance fighters, they convinced the leader to let them join his team. During a dangerous mission, Nella was captured by a terrorist, who tortured her then left her to die in dense bushland. Nella’s militia mates swore they’d avenge the brutality she endured.
Twenty years later Sarah and Luke, who had become highly respected ASIO officers, foiled a Sydney Central terrorist attack. One of the extremists escaped, but a blood trail from his badly sliced arm was a bonanza for the Australian Federal Police. DNA testing identified him as the person who tortured Nella two decades earlier.
With backup from their freedom-fighter friends, Sarah and Luke were soon on the escapee's trail. The chase takes them from their childhood home, to an enemy training camp in the Simpson Desert.