Helene Young is the author of the Border Watch series. An airline pilot with twenty-two years flying experience, Helene finds inspiration for her suspense stories in the most unlikely places. She’s a senior Check and Training Captain with Australia’s largest regional airline and flies throughout the east coast. ‘I love talking to the locals in places as varied as Weipa, Longreach, or Mildura. Their experiences of everyday life are so very different to most Australians. The landscape they live in makes an ideal setting for mystery and thriller stories. And I have the added bonus of an office with the best view in the world.’ In between flights she finds time to write action packed suspense stories involving an airborne coastal surveillance operation guarding Australia. Her second novel, Shattered Sky, was released in Australia on 1st February 2011 by Hachette Australia. Set in North Queensland it’s a fast paced thriller that delves into the world of Outlawed Motorcycle Gangs, International Organized Crime Syndicates and their role in the sex-slave trade. Her first novel Wings of Fear, under its original title of Border Watch, recently won the RWA Romantic Book of the Year Award 2011 in the ‘Romantic Elements’ category. The same novel recently won the ARRA award for Favourite Australian Romantic Suspense. As an unpublished manuscript, it was a finalist in the prestigious RWAmerica Golden Heart Award in 2008. She’s currently working on the third novel in the loosely linked Border Watch Series.
Ellie Wilding has been running from her past, but when the residents of Half Moon Bay call for help she knows it's finally time to return home. As an international photojournalist, she's used to violence in war zones, but she's shocked when it erupts in the sleepy hamlet on the north coast of New South Wales, threatening all she holds dear.
Battle-weary Nicholas Lawson walked away from his military career leaving unfinished business. In a coastal backwater, that decision returns to haunt him. He remembers all too vividly his last lethal assignment in Afghanistan when Ellie's sister, Nina, was shot and killed. Ellie's been in his dreams ever since, even if she doesn't remember him . . .
As a storm rages and floodwaters rise, Ellie struggles to save her community. But who can she trust? Nick Lawson, the dangerously attractive stranger with secrets, or an old friend who's never let her down?