But this is no ordinary bivouac. Not only must she deal with the usual challenges of poor leadership, misbehaviour, and cadet fraternisation, she must deal with the scandalous Chloe Cummings and her propensity for nudity and outrageous behaviour.
But Barbara’s unit is drawn into a terrifying and deadly drama that will test her survival skills, leadership and courage to the limits.
Christopher Cummings is a Vietnam veteran, teacher, parent, traveller, Officer of Cadets, and author of 35 books. Bushwalking, history and travel have added depth to his experiences. He grew up in Cairns and Cape York Peninsula, experiencing many adventures in the North Queensland bush and at sea in his father’s ships, adventures he has woven into his books.
Whilst SCUBA diving hundred kilometres out to sea around Yule Reef, they find something out of place, something unnatural that should not be there... and that they should not have seen.
The discovery leads brother and sister into the most desperate situation they have ever encountered. Join them as they struggle to survive in the harsh and unforgiving environment against both nature and an evil cartel.
“It’s an excellent read, and I greatly enjoyed it.” —Nelson DeMille
Pike Logan and the Taskforce were once the apex predators, an unrivaled hunting machine that decimated those out to harm the United States, but they may have met their match. While Pike Logan and Jennifer Cahill prepare to join their team on a counter-terrorist mission in the triple frontier—the lawless tri-border region where Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay meet—they are targeted in Charleston, South Carolina. A vicious explosion kills a friend, and the perpetrators have set it up to look like an accident. While the authorities believe this was not foul play, Pike knows the attack was meant for him.
When he loses contact with the team in South America, Pike is convinced he and the Taskforce are under assault. His men are the closest thing to family that Pike has, which means he will do anything, even ignore direct orders to stand down, to find them. Pike and Jennifer head to Brazil to investigate their disappearance and run headlong into a crew of Russian assassins. Within days they are entangled in a byzantine scheme involving Brazilian politics and a cut-throat battle for control of offshore oil fields.
Forged in combat, the Russians are the equal of anything the Taskforce has encountered before, but they make a mistake in attacking Pike’s team, because Pike has a couple of elite Israeli assassins of his own. And Pike will stop at nothing to protect his family.
To her mixed delight and dismay, Cupid’s arrow finds its mark, forcing her to confront her own mental demons—particularly her sexuality.
But there is vicious rivalry which splits the course into factions and Barbara finds herself in deadly peril deep in the bush.
Barbara must use her cadet training to survive this hostile environment, which will test her character and endurance to the limit.