April – May 1942
Captain John Garrett of the Australian Army has been ordered back to Melbourne from Townsville to investigate a suspected intelligence leak in Central Bureau.
Garrett and an American Captain, Al Tucker are placed into the unit ostensibly as intelligence officers with no one, aware of their mission.
Tucker begins to work
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About the Author
Ross Collier lives on a small farm central Victoria. He writes part time and has published several books all in the thriller/mystery genre.
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“Tug of War” is more than just another WWII novel. Author Ross Collier has crafted a story that not only gives a perspective from the Australian point of view, but manages to weave almost seamlessly the storylines for a good mystery and a good romance into the bargain. Captain John Garrett, a cryptographer and military security analyst, has been assigned the task of ferreting out an informer, but finds himself instead a witness to what he can only believe is a murder staged as an attempted escape — but has no idea why the military would arrange it that way. Garrett, a member of an intelligence unit, is given the task of quietly gathering information that may lead to an explanation. Distracted by the close proximity of his former girlfriend, Jennifer Lamb, her new fiancée, and his concern for the care of his invalid mother, Garret slips ever deeper into the intrigue of wartime danger and politics. Set against the backdrop of wartime Melbourne and Townsville, and the friction between the Aussies and the Yanks, Collier gives an accurate and compelling drama incorporating real events of the time and a satisfying ending.