The Push, a sequel to A Kind of Catharsis introduces Sarah, a film maker who along with her policewoman friend, Barbara, work together to expose the underbelly of the cocaine trade in Invercargill. The mood is set when Sarah watches drug smuggling in the bleak early morning from the Bluff cemetery as she films the boat fighting with the elements in Foveaux Strait.
Along the way Sarah and Barbara encounter two former members of Rob’s gang, fighting each other for supremacy. And Barbara faces a devastating revelation about her boyfriend.
As the tension increases, Sarah re-kindles her love affair with Ben, a paramedic involved in the mysterious deaths of Rob and Topaz in A Kind of Catharsis. He worries about her safety when she continues, with steely determination, to record the activities of the villains in spite of danger to herself. Will she find out Ben’s secret?
As Ben predicts Barbara and Sarah’s lives are both in danger, when they work together to solve the mystery of a crooked cop, and the activities of a brutal gang. Will they escape? And will Brendon, Simon or Tom become dominant in the battle within their own little gang.