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Issue Details: First known date: 2011 2011
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'World War III is looming...
Harry has been trying to "get away from it all" for a long time, so he goes sailing to nearby islands with his friend Toby Bowen. They pass a University expedition searching for the wreck of HMAS "Darwin" which vanished in World War II. They meet a mutual friend, Monty, and a pair of beautiful women board Monty's launch, and head for the Hesperides, a group of outlying rocky islands, barren and very seldom visited.
But a curious incident occurs that catapults them out of their idyllic setting and slaps them bang into the middle of a potential real world catastrophe.
On the way to the Hesperides they pass an old minesweeper, the Waroona, due to be "hulked." Diving the reefs, Harry finds a naval gun in shallow water but does not tell the others because he is not sure what it signifies.
Soon it becomes clear that they have stumbled upon a plot by terrorist-supporting groups that will forever damage relations between Britain, America and Australia, unless Harry and his friends can prevent it. But can the momentum of WW3 be averted?' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Dedication:

    Dedicated to
    The memory of Professor Leslie R Marchant

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Subiaco, Inner Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: Acashic , 2011 .
      Extent: 246p.
      ISBN: 9781447560906

Works about this Work

With Patriotic Resolve Jeremy Buxton , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , November vol. 55 no. 11 2011; (p. 126)

— Review of Counterstrike Hal Colebatch 2011 single work novel
With Patriotic Resolve Jeremy Buxton , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , November vol. 55 no. 11 2011; (p. 126)

— Review of Counterstrike Hal Colebatch 2011 single work novel
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