"The history of a crime told as excitingly and with as much dramatic tension as anything by Graham Greene or Raymond Chandler."—Sun
Late at night Lloyd Fitzherbert, police reporter with the Sydney Gazette, is called for a meeting at the morgue. A body has been found in the harbor. Irma, a beautiful young woman who fled persecution in Nazi Europe, is dead. She was Fitzherbert's lover. And though the police don't know it yet, he was her killer. Gripping and atmospheric, The Refuge is a murderer's confession—a tale of wartime Sydney with its paranoia about communism and spies.