A fast paced new novel from the multi-award-winning author, it brings the brutality and courage of Australia's colonial frontier to life. Tom Clay was transported to Australia at 12 years of age for poaching. He is assigned to a remote shepherd's hut where he lives among violent men. He has to learn how to survive all sorts of danger.
Fourteen-year-old convict Tom Clay lives in a shepherd's hut in the bush, protecting his master's sheep from wild dogs. When a vicious fellow shepherd returns to ensure there are no witnesses to his crimes, the bush-crafty Tom and his hapless mate Rowdy face a life-and-death battle to survive.