Mark Twain wrote: The first time I ever saw St. Louis I could have bought it for six million dollars, and it was the mistake of my life that I did not do it.
Average Rating: 4.0
A city lawyer and an Aboriginal boy become targets in a high-stakes conspiracy.
A billion-dollar mining deal.
Lawyer Tom McLaren makes a trip to the outback, where he hopes to talk an aboriginal community into giving up their land to his client, a mining magnate. Negotiations prove difficult and lengthy, and Tom and his colleagues take a weekend trip deep into the outback, where they hope to get some fresh ideas.
To their horror, they become caught in a dangerous altercation with a deranged gunman, and their trip soon becomes a nightmare.
The men are forced to flee separately. Tom is fortunate enough to be accompanied by an aboriginal boy, who guides him safely into a small town. There, Tom learns of a conspiracy involving the mining company, and both he and the boy become targets.
The mastermind behind the scheme remains an enigma. What is clear is that crooked cops and a deadly assassin are on the payroll, and they will stop at nothing to see the job through and eliminate all possible witnesses -- including Tom and the boy.
I like the Australian Outback setting for this book and Steve Shanahan's excellent performance brings authenticity to this gripping suspense story. Not all characters are likable, but they're believable. At under 5 hours, you may want to listen straight through to the end of this audiobook.
Note: I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
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