As a journalist, Mark goes where the stories are – from East Timor to cover the struggle for independence, to Aceh and West Papua to report on the separatist crisis and to Ambon where Christians and Muslims wage a bloody war. But he is also a husband and father. Amid the violence he and wife Kim set out to make a home for their family, trying to balance the demands of life as a foreign correspondent with the strangeness of a very different culture and a country running amok. Bowling joined ABC as a reporter in 1985. Illustrated with colour photos on verso of front and back covers.