The Cadet Under-Officer

Year Published: 2000

Fifteen year old Elizabeth has been handed a briefcase full of incriminating documents by her dying uncle. A gang of crooks is chasing her. In desperation she flees into the bush. She encounters 17 year old Cadet Under-Officer Graham Kirk and his platoon of army cadets. Graham decides to hide Elizabeth until he can contact the authorities. But how? And who to trust?

Complicating matters is the fact that 15 year old Margaret, a corporal in the platoon, is in love with Graham. Jealousy rears its ugly head. Problems multiply and as the days go by the crooks become ever more desperate. Graham's leadership and character are put to the test in the most challenging adventure of his young life.

Set in the dry savannah country of inland North Queensland in the Charters Towers district. Fast moving action and authentic detail. Read on and join with the cadets to experience the adventure.


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