Australia has always been a strong supporter of America’s fight against terrorism, particularly when it is in a far off country. But when al Qaeda decides to mount an attack on Australian soil, the reality of terrorism has suddenly become much more personal.
Paul Wilcox, working with the London Metropolitan Police, takes on a job in Australia as a consultant to ASIO, Australia’s Security Intelligence Organisation. He is teamed up with the beautiful but fiercely independent Diane Martins and despite the tension between them, together they have to convince the Australian authorities that Australia is wide open to terrorist attacks.
Meanwhile an al Qaeda terrorist, with the help of a local sleeper cell, already has his plans well underway.
It very quickly becomes a race between the terrorist and ASIO to see who can out think each other – one to fulfill his lifelong mission, the others to stop a disaster that would affect thousands.