The first bestselling novel in the compelling Duffy and Macintosh series, depicting our turbulent history as never before.
"The home grown version of Wilbur Smith" The Sunday Age
A stark and vivid novel of Australia's brutal past.
An epic tale of two families, the Macintoshes and the Duffys, who are locked in a deadly battle from the moment squatter Donald Macintosh commits an act of barbarity on his Queensland property.
Their paths cross in love, death and revenge as both families fight to tame the wild frontier of Australia's north country.
PRAISE FOR THE SERIES
"A rousing and revealing yarn" Weekend Australian
"the historical detail brings the ... 19th century to rip-roaring life" The Australian
"Watt's fans love his work for its history, adventure and storytelling" Brisbane News
About the Author
Peter Watt has spent time as a soldier, articled clerk, prawn trawler deckhand, builder's labourer, surveyor's chainman, pipe layer, real estate salesman, private investigator, police sergeant and advisor to the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary. He speaks, reads and writes Vietnamese and Pidgin. He now lives at Maclean, on the Clarence River in northern New South Wales. Fishing and the vast open spaces of outback Queensland are his main interests in life.
He is a member of the Australian Institute of Management, the Australian Institute of Training and Development and the Australian Society of Authors.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree (University of Tasmania), Post Graduate Diploma of Training&Development (University of New England) and an Associate Diploma of Justice Administration (Sturt University).
He currently lives in Maclean, where he spends 6 months of the year working as a volunteer bush fire fighter with the NSW Rural Fire Service. In the past Peter has also been a volunteer training officer on the Murray River with the Volunteer Rescue Association, and also a volunteer ambulance emergency driver with the Queensland Ambulance Service.
His titles include The Silent Frontier, The Stone Dragon, The Frozen Circle, the Papua trilogy (Papua, Eden and The Pacific) and the unforgettable epic, the Frontier series (Cry of the Curlew, Shadow of the Osprey, Flight of the Eagle, To Chase the Storm, To Touch the Clouds, To Ride the Wind, Beyond the Horizon, War Clouds Gather And Fire Falls and Beneath A Rising Sun).