'Soldier of fortune Michael Duffy returns to colonial Sydney on a covert mission and with old scores to settle, still enraged by a bitter feud between his family and the ruthless Macintoshes.
'The Palmer River gold rush lures American prospector Luke Tracy back to Australia's rugged north country in his elusive search for riches and the great passion of his life, Kate O'Keefe.
'From the boardrooms and backstreets of Sydney to the hazardous waters of the Coral Sea, the sequel to Cry of Curlew confirms the exceptional talent of master storyteller Peter Watt..'
Source: Publisher's blurb (2013 ed.).
Epigraph: The wallaroos grope through the tufts of grass,
And turn to their coverts for fear:
But he sits in the ashes and lets them pass
Where the Boomerang sleeps with the spear:
With the nullah, the sling, and the spear. - The Last of His Tribe, Henry Kendall.