In the sequel to Rock of Ages, we follow the Aussies on an international whirlwind that reunites them explosively in Israel, and not just from the weapons. Effie’s fiancée is executed on the drug-ridden streets of Sydney, she holds god personally responsible, and cynically withdraws from her devout Christian life, turning her energies to teaching. Her colleague Rafi’s words seem laughable when he suggests to his Israeli friend Erez, a Lebanon war veteran, that Effie would be a good catch. Neroux, with the ‘Gift of the Gab’ rises to the dizzy heights of President of the Union seemingly overnight. Were his DEFT and CP a breath of fresh air to the dying, starving world, or are there other more sinister motivations to his schemes?