A pril Taub is no-one’s nice Jewish girl. Although it is the 1960’s,Vietnam is still not much more than a dark twinkle in Robert Menzies’ eye and April doesn’t give a flying fundament about peace, pot or flower-power
Givento over-indulgence in sex, smoked salmon on rye, vodka, Marlboro Reds and anguish, this daughter of Holocaust survivors has a day-job as a journalist and moonlights as a covert hunter of Nazi war-criminals.
She unwittingly sleeps with the enemy and blows her own cover, placing her entire organization at risk. Now she is forced to choose between a witness protection program or taking on a new identity which will enable her to infiltrate the black society of her adversaries. Out in the field, she stumbles onto a nationwide conspiracy of people-trafficking and the concealment of unspeakable war crimes.
With the help of a trainer from hell she undergoes an extreme makeover, loses serious poundage, crops her waist-length hair, and becomes an expert in small-arms and hand-to-hand combat. Then she is sent into battle by cynical superiors who do not really expect her to survive. She confounds their expectations, entering a very dark world. Years ago, her mother and baby brother were murdered in that world and she refuses to believe that vengeance is a dirty word.
On the back of a Harley that belongs to the enemy who initially seduced her, April is plunged into an escapade that takes her on a sinister odyssey across the Australian continent and deep into her own psyche. Can she bear the discoveries she makes about her country and her own shadow identity? Both hide secrets it might have been easier to ignore
Then she loses the two men she believes she loves most in the world. One dies at the hands of the Nazis; the other betrays her with such exquisite sophistication that she is forced to take on the very characteristics of her foes if ever she hopes not just to defeat them, but to survive