|Headed by the charismatic brother & sister team of Becky & Rhys Hiddwing, the powerful Hiddwing Institute is an ultra-conservative think tank whose dark tentacles are insinuating themselves into the very core of Australian society. Seven years ago, family patriarch Oliver Hiddwing & his sister Clara disappeared on an expedition in the remote Outback -- never to be seen again. Now Becky & Rhys want Oliver & Clara declared dead so they can inherit their vast fortune & invest it in the continued expansion of the right-wing empire. Deep undercover at the Institute, Intelligence Agent Denise Cleever tries to get as close as she can to the truth without becoming entangled in the organization's treacherous grasp. Until the shocking discovery brings with it the realization that the truth - & her only chance for survival -- lie in the unforgiving harshness of the Australian Outback.