The Reckoning

The Day Australia Fell
December 29, 2013
Votes: 51

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Author’s Summary

While the outnumbered Australian Defence Force fights on the ground, in the air and at sea, this quickly becomes a war involving ordinary people.

Ben, an IT consultant has never fought a day in his life. Will he survive?

Grant, a security guard at Sydney’s International Airport, finds himself captured and living in the filth and squalor of one of the concentration camps dotted around Australia. Knowing death awaits him if he stays, he plans a daring escape.

This is a dark day in Australia’s history. This is terror, loneliness, starvation and adrenaline all mixed together in a sour cocktail. This is the day Australia fell.

Short Description

Australia has been invaded. This will become a struggle for survival.


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…hard to put down.

"I thoroughly enjoyed 'The Reckoning' by Keith McArdle. He writes with energy and realism. As I became immersed in his book, it soon had me feeling like I was back in my days as a Special Forces soldier. It is a great adventure with very realistic and grave undertones. The narrative is pacey and the characters are fleshed out and believable. I look forward to future works by the author." - SGT Troy Simmonds (ret.) (Australian SASR 1996-2012)

"The Reckoning is the story of an Indonesian invasion of Australia, an eventuality that isn't that hard to swallow given current relations. The characters were perfect for their roles, complex enough to be interesting, but not overly burdened with Freudian analysis. There are some excellent character moments and some great one-liners. Aussie humour shines through the narrative. I really enjoyed this, and found it hard to put down." - Greg Barron author of Rotten Gods, Savage Tide & Lethal Sky

– posted by Keith McArdle    

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