'This eagerly awaited novel by one of Australia's leading historians, uses fact and fiction to recreate the most dramatic moments of the Gallipoli campaign. Featuring a selection of paintings by the Australian artist George Lambert, On Dangerous Ground recounts Gallipoli's battle scenes with a page-turning energy as the author ultimately reminds us of the human cost of war.
In 1915 Lt Roy Irwin goes missing at Gallipoli. The young woman who loves him and the men who fought beside him begin their search. In 1919, historian CEW Bean returns to Anzac with artist George Lambert and soldier Harry Vickers to solve the greatest mystery of the campaign, to discover Gallipoli's secret.
Forward to 2015, and Dr Mark Troy's quest to preserve the peninsula from roadworks is sidetracked by political intervention and diplomatic intrigue. But a flirtation with a dynamic young woman from Army Intelligence uncovers long-forgotten documents protecting Gallipoli's graves.' (Publisher's blurb)