By his fifteenth birthday, Danny McAlister in on the run. He has escaped from a draconian boarding school after seriously injuring the principal. His flight takes him through Northern Queensland to the New Guinea Highlands where he searches for his father, lost while fighting the Japanese on the Kokoda Track.
Thrown into an unforgiving adult world he grows up fast and becomes embroiled in union wars amongst cane cutters, joins the crew of prawn trawler in the Gulf of Carpentaria, gets mixed up with smugglers and New Guinea's burgeoning aviation industry.
He teams up with Mad Monty, an eccentric Afro-American pilot and Angela, the stunning teenage daughter of an English missionary.
They must endure a series of harrowing adventures as they journey through New Guinea's Central Highlands and the islands in the Bismarck Sea where they face their final challenge against vicious Filipino pirates and discover the final secret of Danny's missing father.
Table of Contents
Part One - Far North Queensland 1950
Chapter 1 Capture
Chapter 2 Breakout
Chapter 3 Northern Rattler
Chapter 4 Lenny, Noemi & Gladys
Chapter 5 Lady Burdekin
Chapter 6 Cobar’s War
Chapter 7 Gooney Bird Trail
Chapter 8 Cyclone Season
Part Two – Beyond the Coral Sea
Chapter 9 Castaway
Chapter 10 Shark Spirit
Chapter 12 Cannibal Run
Chapter 13 Trouble in Paradise
Chapter 14 Showground Showdown
Chapter 15 Monty’s Blues
Chapter 16 Pariah Island
Chapter 17 Tremor
Part Three – Archipelago Incident
Chapter 18 Return to Death Island
Chapter 19 Banzai!
Chapter 20 Frenchy and the Filipinos
Chapter 21 Desperate Dan
Chapter 22 Miss Attitude
Chapter 23 Battle Plan
Chapter 24 Night Stalkers
Chapter 25 Dragon’s Lair
Merimbula, Southern New South Wales