'Retired S.A.S. Brigadier Ed Wallington is back home in Perth after recovering from his role in the attempted invasion of Australia by a foreign power, six months earlier. After seeing the lengths Australia’s enemies were prepared to go to made Ed ever vigilant of future threats.
'He had made several contacts with serving servicemen, gradually building a portfolio of strange happenings, always surrounded by intrigue.
'A serving colonel rang Ed one morning. He gave no name and it sounded like his voice was muffled. Ed listened to the five minute call and felt a shiver go down his spine.
'The Colonel spoke clearly and precisely. ‘I’m a Colonel in the Australian Army with one year to serve. I was given your number by a colleague who told me of your patriotic involvement in the recent threat to our country.’
'‘You have the right person, Colonel. I will respect your wish to remain anonymous.’
After listening to the Colonel’s call, Ed knew he had to follow through on the information he had been given. It was time to contact the old team.' (Publication summary)