Author(s): H. R. Kemp
This is an Australian thriller with a difference. Ordinary people uncover an extraordinary conspiracy and they must choose. Staying silent will allow unspeakable injustice, but speaking up will risk everything. The dilemma is more than just principles, it's about lives. The plot is contemporary, there's a mystery, there's drama and underlying it all is corporate greed and government corruption. Can ordinary people thwart a powerful conspiracy? Shelley Ormond's life is about to change forever. Her friend, a young refugee, dies suddenly and the federal police have shrouded her case in secrecy. Shelley has never been bold, but she will have to break the rules and jeopardise her safe, public service career to learn the truth. Her new friend Adrian, a medical researcher, is studying a mystery illness in outback communities. Young children are falling fatally ill, but there's no obvious cause although suspicious mining activity in the area is worth investigating. Shelley delves deeper and is drawn into a sinister world of police cover-ups, organised crime and corporate greed. If she obeys the law, the powerful can go on breaking it. The stakes are high, and the treacherous schemers will do anything to keep their deadly secrets. Lives don't matter, not even hers. Can they expose the plot before more lives are lost? Will the formidable and ruthless forces behind the conspiracy stop them?