The classic thriller by the five-time winner of the Ned Kelly Award. Introduction by Les Carlyon.
When Mac Faraday's best friend is found hanging, the assumption is suicide. But Mac is far from convinced, and he's a man who knows not to accept things at face value.
A regular at the local pub, a mainstay of the footy team, Mac is living the quiet life of a country blacksmith-a life connected to a place, connected to its people.
But Mac carries a burden of fear and vigilance from his old life.
And as this past of secrets, corruption, abuse and murder begins to close in, he must turn to long-forgotten resources to hang on to everything he holds dear, including his own life.
About the Author
Peter Temple is one of Australia's finest writers, the winner of Australia's premier prize for literature in 2010, the Miles Franklin Award, and the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for his novel Truth. Born in South Africa, Peter Temple settled in Australia in 1980 and worked as a journalist and teacher of journalism and editing before becoming a full-time novelist. Temple has written nine novels and has won the Ned Kelly Award for crime fiction five times. Bad Debts, Black Tide, Dead Point and White Dog feature Jack Irish. An Iron Rose, In the Evil Day and Shooting Star are stand-alone thrillers. In 2007, his novel The Broken Shore won the UK Crime Writers' Association's Gold Dagger, making him the first Australian to win the world's most prestigious crime-writing prize. The Broken Shore was also named by the Guardian as one of the ten best crime novels of the decade. In 2012 the ABC will screen telemovies of Bad Debts and Black Tide with actor Guy Pearce playing Jack Irish. Peter Temple's novels have been published in more than twenty countries.