South by java head
February, I942: Singapore lies burning and shattered, defenceless before the conquering hordes of the Japanese Army, as the last boat slips out of the harbour into the South China Sea. On board are a desperate group of people, each with a secret to guard, each willing to kill to keep that secret safe.
Dawn sees them far out to sea but with the first murderous dive bombers already aimed at their ship. Thus begins an ordeal few are to survive, a nightmare a succession of disasters wrought by the hell-bent Japanese, the unrelenting tropical sun and by the survivors themselves.
Soon it becomes a desparate battle of wills, and a battle of wits, to stay alive as they journey south by Java Head.