Set in contemporary Australia where both a female Governor-General and a female Prime Minister control the nation activities a concern arises among senior Public Servants and some of the Diplomatic Corps. Were they to become known the country would be destabilised.
The Governor-General forms a covert security agency to protect her and the PM. James, an experienced operative is seconded from DSD and given the task to assemble and lead a small but deadly-effective team. The alcohol-dependant Prime Minister worries that her estranged husband might be involved in some way with the child pornography ring which is whispered about in Canberra but has always stayed hidden. James and his team commence their investigations which take them through Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand to identify whether the rumour has substance and how if at all it may implicate the PM and the G-G.
The gardens of Government House Canberra have never looked better and Her Excellency has never seemed happier than she does since a handsome young Mexican gardener was appointed by The Keeper of The House. He reveals a house secret to the team and provides operational space for them in a former rum cellar accessed through a pantry in the kitchen of Mrs Graviston, The House cook.