When a senior Aboriginal war veteran dies horribly at the hands of state government authorities, Izzy, a journalist and daughter of a war veteran herself, flies to the goldfields of Western Australia to cover his death. But Izzy is about to learn that for every action there is an equal and bloody reaction. On the trail of the vigilantes, she finds herself embedded in a secret war that is finally, irrevocably, going to explode to the surface.
PRAISE FOR THE BOOK
‘This extraordinary novel combines the grip and pull of a good thriller with the complexity intelligence and passion of a writer with plenty to say and exceptional talent to say it.’ Sydney Morning Herald / The Age / Canberra Times
‘Docker has cleverly intervwoven his fiction with the political issue – the treatment of Indigenous people – in a way that demands his audience give it consideration.’ Books+Publishing
‘I think there is a hunger in Australia to make peace with our black past and I think Docker’s one of those authors who’s kind of leading the charge on this.’ Angela Savage, Books and Arts Daily, Radio National
Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Fiction (Shortlisted 2014)