As a war correspondent covering the Second World War, Ilsa Stahl isn't afraid to be on the front line. But when her plane goes down in a terrible storm over Papuan waters and she is taken prisoner by the Japanese, she has every reason to be terrified. Particularly as they plan to hand her over to the Nazis. When Jack Kelly discovers that his only daughter has fallen into the hands of the enemy, he will stop at thing to save her. Even if it means risking the life of his only son, Lukas. No one kws Papua the way they do; they may be Ilsa's only hope, but time is running out. Meanwhile, Major Karl Mann is sent on a secret mission to Indo China that will see him embroiled in Ilsa's rescue mission in ways he could never have imagined. This sweeping saga continues the story of the Kellys and Manns, following Peter Watt's much-loved characters as they fight to survive one of the most devastating conflicts in history - the war on Australia's back doorstep.