"the home grown version of Wilbur Smith" The Sunday Age
As the Allied forces fight to repel invaders in the Pacific, the Duffy and Macintosh clans face their greatest challenges at home.
Sergeant Jessica Duffy relishes her work as a code breaker in MacArthur's headquarters but is also secretly reporting on the Americans to the Prime Minister. When she uncovers treason at the highest levels, neither duty nor dishonour will stop her getting justice.
Captain James Duffy, a decorated fighter pilot with the United States Marine Corps, is expected to wait out the war assisting the bond effort, helping to make movies that gloss over the tragic realities of combat. Despite his scars, he is desperate to return to the cockpit...until a chance meeting gives him something new to fight for.
Major David Macintosh has survived prison camps, torture and countless battles, but can he endure the machinations of his obsessive cousin, Sarah? Sarah is prepared to do anything to take over the family companies, and will destroy anyone who gets in her way.
From the frontlines of the Pacific to the back lots of Hollywood, a new generation faces deadly missions, impossible choices and an inescapable family legacy.
PRAISE FOR THE SERIES
"A rousing and revealing yarn" Weekend Australian
"the historical detail brings the ... 19th century to rip-roaring life" The Australian
"Watt's fans love his work for its history, adventure and storytelling" Brisbane News
About the Author
Peter Watt has spent time as a soldier, articled clerk, prawn trawler deckhand, builder's labourer, surveyor's chainman, 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.
He is a member of the Australian Institute of Management, the Australian Institute of Training and Development and the Australian Society of Authors.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree (University of Tasmania), Post Graduate Diploma of Training&Development (University of New England) and an Associate Diploma of Justice Administration (Sturt University).
He currently lives in Maclean, where he spends 6 months of the year working as a volunteer bush fire fighter with the NSW Rural Fire Service. In the past Peter has also been a volunteer training officer on the Murray River with the Volunteer Rescue Association, and also a volunteer ambulance emergency driver with the Queensland Ambulance Service.
His titles include The Silent Frontier, The Stone Dragon, The Frozen Circle, the Papua trilogy (Papua, Eden and The Pacific) and the unforgettable epic, the Frontier series (Cry of the Curlew, Shadow of the Osprey, Flight of the Eagle, To Chase the Storm, To Touch the Clouds, To Ride the Wind, Beyond the Horizon, War Clouds Gather And Fire Falls and Beneath A Rising Sun).