Now it’s autumn 1940. Relentless bombing in London means evacuation once again. Billy is billeted with an elderly couple. Though happy in their care, sinister cousin Kenneth – who is billeted beside Billy’s mother and sister – haunts his life. Billy’s imaginary power from the precious Cossack sabre, now comes only from its photograph.
A catastrophe causes a new invasive threat from Kenneth. This one will affect both their futures permanently. What’s more, the precious photograph goes missing. Can Billy become a hero when his parents are not?
Infiltration tells of childhood resilience in the face of war, rivalry and parenting ignorance. It follows a boy’s growth into personal responsibility.