An Indecent Obsession Author:Colleen McCullough A novel by the author of THE THORN BIRDS. The mental ward of a military hospital on a tropical Indo-Pacific island at the end of World War II is the setting. Ward X is a self-contained world for its five remaining patients and their nurse, Honour Langtry. Not only is it physically isolated; the type of illness it harbors sets it apart from th... more »e rest of the hospital. For Ward X is the "troppo" ward, its inmates soldiers who have broken under the stresses of jungle Warfare.
Coleen McCullough explores the most elemental of human emotions and the most difficult of moral dilemmas in a novel unlike any she has written before.« less