'Lying on a blanket beside a smoking camp fire was an irregularly shaped nugget of gold, about the size and roughly the shape of a large marrow.
'Mount Perfect Ranges, western Victoria 1872. Henry Fanshaw has stumbled upon one of the largest nuggets ever found in the colony. But it isn’t on his land and Fanshaw’s troubles are only just beginning. The gold is stolen and Fanshaw, not able to approach the law, calls upon the services of John ‘Black’ Perry, a touring pugilist, sharpshooter and horseman, to track the thieves.' (Publication summary)