Sando and Hedda are running for their lives. They break out of Sydney, the walled city of 2075, into an Australia decimated by civil strife, rising salt levels, a ravaged ozone layer and daily temperatures of fifty-seven degrees. Their fight to this salt-encrusted otherworld forces them to confront its unimaginable inhabitants, and their love for each other and for the truth is put to the test in a gripping battle against an ancient human evil with a new and terrifying face. An appalling, powerful vising of a possible future Australia. Gabrielle Lord fits into the tradition of Graham Greene she is a born writer.Sydney Morning Herald.