Melbourne 1988. Peter Piper is a talented young engineer, an average man leading a busy but ordinary life until the day his world turns upside down. He and his girlfriend Angela are kidnapped, police are gunned down and a venerated and prominent public figure is assassinated.
Amidst the catastrophe, and against the odds, Peter escapes, trying desperately to save Angela, aided by the one police officer he can trust .
The more they dig, the more they realise this is no ordinary kidnapping, but a conspiracy of titanic and international proportions involving ASIO, the CIA, the defence forces and the mafia.
At the request of ASIO and the CIA, Peter goes undercover seeking to prevent the downfall of the Australian government.
Spanning oceans and crossing countries, this is a high-tech, high-octane, adrenalin-pumping thriller about power-broking and deception, murder and detection, violence and seduction – and the personal growth of a man.