A dramatised story of real people and real events, a novel set in historical fact.
Spanning eighteen years of Queensland history, from 1872 to 1889, the action centres on two men whose lives and deaths are linked by fate.
ALFRED WAVELL - ambitious, dedicated policeman
JOE FLICK - the strong willed but trustworty half-caste who turns outlaw and murderer.
Both men experience passionate and turbulent love affairs which lead to tragedy.
The story gives a colourful insight into life in the gold mining towns in central and north Queensland and into the numerous problems faced by those who policed the vast gulf region of northern Queensland.