'Bony was a "blacktracker" who became a police inspector and worked throughout mainland Australia. Ranging across five of Australia's States, Dr Duke pursued Bony's trail through desert and coast. He has tracked through the bush, its wonderful scenery and characters. He has climbed mountains and swum in inland seas. For the first time the reader can learn of the real Bony and his antecedents. For the first time the Aboriginal background to so many of Bony's cases is revealed' (Publisher website).