Sid Harta Publishers
MJ Bruty is a New South Wales city girl who has visited and seen a lot of places in Australia. She?s also had quite a checkered career, ranging from service in the Australian Defence Force to some contact with the Aussie Intelligence community. Therefore, she is more than qualified to write this thrilling debut novel which is centred around the Australian espionage services and the delicate thread that binds Australia to her Asia Pacific neighbours. Kristin Pace is an English woman, trained by the English Defence forces. She arrives in Australia on a rotational exchange from England and immediately begins work at a base in North Queensland. Kristin is an ambitious lady and her career is all important to her. Therefore, it is no surprise that she is accepted into training with Australia?s Intelligence Service, AUSEC. Kristin is soon part of the team under the tutelage of David Garis, an experienced Intelligence field officer. However, it is not long before Kristin and David clash wills after she has been selected as the field officer within their unit and is sent on a final training mission in Kakadu. David can?t help voicing his objections to Kristin?s selection but is soon forced to change his mind. Kristin is tougher than she looks and manages to evade detection on her Kakadu training mission. She is accepted into the service and is to be sent to Papua New Guinea to obtain photographs of a suspected militant camp situated high in the remote PNG highlands. Interwoven into Kristin?s story is another deeper story of treason. There is a traitor within the team?s midst who will stop at nothing to end the team?s mission and implicate team members as enemies of Australia. This is a great debut novel from another rising Australian author. The pace of the chase is quite exciting and MJ Bruty?s background certainly helps her fill in the gaps on how espionage agencies work. I recommend this novel as a great weekend thriller or holiday companion. I am sure, like me, you will be unable to put down this book until you have taken in the very last page.
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