Author(s): Chris Stuart
Robbie Gray, a lesbian Detective Inspector living in fire ravaged Melbourne and falling foul of Police bureaucracy, gets called to a dead body lying in a wetland swamp alongside a rural train line. Under resourced, with no ID on the dead man and no missing reports she fails to make headway and the Federal Police take over the investigation focusing on a terrorism angle. Convinced they are misinterpreting the evidence, she starts to do her own investigation. These two outsiders review the evidence and in the process discover an entirely different motive which involves international borders, humanitarian aid and political manipulation, all of which leads them to challenge their understanding of power and powerlessness and their interpretation of a murderer.