This is a great depiction of the absolute horror that was convict life in Tasmania. The main miscreants at the centre of this great book showed undeniable courage and tenacity in their many escape attempts. The words "liberty or death" were their catch-cry and they fought hard for the first and against for the second. It is hard to fathom, now, what these convicted men (and all the other poor devils) actually endured. This book is an adventure story like no other so get a copy and immerse yourselves in it. You won't be disappointed.