'Under close guard, Aaron Shoemaker was sent to Australia to search for commercial mineral deposits, but no one predicted what his discoveries would unleash. He was used to the secrecy and threats of industrial espionage, but was totally unprepared for Aboriginal spirits and traditions. Two elders watch Shoemaker's helicopter land near their sacred sites and turn to their trusted advocate, Jarra Mariba, for help. Jarra understood commercial ploys, but how would he cope with murders, political manoeuvring and mercenaries. As the body count rises, they all wonder if the Lightning Mine will go ahead-and at what cost?' Source: Publisher's blurb.