The fourth novel in the compelling Duffy and Macintosh series.
"The home grown version of Wilbur Smith" The Sunday Age
When Major Patrick Duffy's beautiful wife Catherine leaves him for another, he is propelled out of the Sydney Macintosh home and into yet another bloody war. However the battlefields of Africa, fighting the Boers, bring him in contact with one he thought long dead and lost to him.
Back in Australia, the mysterious Michael O'Flynn mentors Patrick's youngest son, Alex, and takes him on a journey to the Queensland property, Glen View. But will the terrible curse that has inextricably linked the Duffys and Macintoshes for generations ensure that no true happiness can ever come to them?
Through the dawn of a new century in a now federated nation, To Chase the Storm charts an explosive tale of love and loss, from South Africa to Palestine, from Townsville to the green hills of Ireland.
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).