‘Two Brothers’ by Hannie Rayson
The Benedict brothers are on opposite sides of the political divide. Eggs is the Minister for Home Security and prime minister-in-waiting. Tom is a refugee advocate and the head of a charitable foundation.
The brothers have a relationship mostly based on respect, and in the jumble of family life they have managed to accommodate their ideological differences. But on Christmas Day an Indonesian fishing boat packed with refugees goes down in the Indian Ocean. Two hundred and fifty people drown, and one man survives.
What happens when two powerful and passionate brothers, whose rival senses of duty bring them into deadly conflict? This is a story of the struggle between compassion and security in an age of increasing terror.