A New Zealand Navy frigate torpedoes a boat full of refugees fleeing a drowning country and Nasimul Rahman is one of the few survivors. First he has to reach the shore alive and then he has to avoid the trigger-happy Shore Patrol, on alert to stop climate change refugees entering the country.
Donna is new to the Patrol. When word comes through that the Navy has sunk a ship full of infiltrators and survivors might be making their way ashore, it sounds like she might get to see some action.
Tim Jones was awarded the NZSA Janet Frame Memorial Award for Literature in 2010. He has published one novel, one novella, two short story collections and five poetry collections, and co-edited two poetry anthologies. He is a climate change activist, helping to work on a just transition to a low-carbon future. Tim was born in Lincolnshire, England, grew up in Southland, and now lives in Wellington.