Jimmy Smith runs like the wind, sings like an angel, and wears a gas mask in his father's Valiant. He knows the winner of every Melbourne Cup, eats Choo Choo Bars and tends to his ant farm. Jimmy lives with his extended family in the country village of Point Henry. It's 1969. Neil Armstrong has just landed on the moon and the Vietnam War is raging on television sets across the world. But Jimmy is concerned with matters closer to home...the city people are coming, bringing their pole houses and cul-de-sacs with them.
Betrayed by the governments who used his skills, freelance agent Oscar Reilly has only one choice if he wants to live: to take the authorities offer of safe haven. The catch is, he has to accept a wife as part of his cover. Anna is a young woman with a past of her own and secrets she has no intention of sharing with a stranger. Unexpectedly, she finds herself responding to this mysterious, attractive man. But is her trust misplaced?
In a wintry graveyard, a young man looks death in the eye and does not live to tell the secrets he holds. In Russia, the opening of a dusty archive reveals clues about a deadly mission which went terrifyingly wrong. In an isolated farmhouse, an old man is kept prisoner while his captors try to extract vital information from his rambling mind.