Pip McLeod's life is a balancing act between family, friends and his sporting passion, rock-climbing. Pip's ambitions are clear-cut, but it isn't long before real life gets in their way. His father loses his job, and as his older brother's life goes into a dangerous downward spiral, Pip is forced to confront tough issues of loyalty and responsibility. At the same time he must deal with the romantic rivalry between the gorgeous girl next door and his friendly climbing partner. How will he choose between them? Will betraying his brother save him or condemn him? And will his father's remorseless ambition for his sons end in disaster? On the traditional father-son hunting trip Pip realises he must solve things his own way - if he can.
Vicky Jones was born in Zambia and grew up in central and southern Africa, but now lives in New Zealand, and has joint New Zealand/UK citizenship. She is an award-winning author in New Zealand, notably as a finalist four times for the prestigious New Zealand Post Award, and winning it for her first ever book. She is married, and has two sons.