The guns of World War II have been silent for years, but for veteran Frank Miller, there is no peace.
It's been a decade since the horrors of Tobruk-the siege that made Frank a celebrated war hero. But, like so many veterans, he is a broken man. Witness to unimaginable atrocities, Frank is emotionally paralysed, tortured by guilt, and unable to connect with a daughter desperate to fix him.
Now, on the night of the Rats of Tobruk ten-year reunion, his darkest secrets are going to be uncovered. With a daughter as curious as Francesca, he was never going to keep them concealed forever-it was only a matter of time before she found the key to his hidden attic.
As his past races to catch up with his present, Frank plots a final mission: a night raid just like the ones he undertook in the deserts of Northern Africa. This time, his target is not the Germans but a killer at large. A brute of a man responsible for the deaths of children, and, in Frank's mind, the key to his redemption.
With a father and daughter at the centre of this post-war Australian mystery-and a killer lurking in the shadows-fans of All the Light We Cannot See will enjoy the tale of a Rat of Tobruk; one of the first Australians to experience the might of the Nazi war machine.