""....a fascinating read..." "
Joe Cashin is an Australian homicide detective now running a police station in Port Monro. He leads the investigation into a local millionaire, Charles Burgoyne, who is found murdered with his expensive watch stolen.
Suspicion falls on the local aboriginal community but a stake-out results in the accidental death of two aboriginal youths, possibly with the complicity of the racist Detective Hopgood. The pressure is on Joe Cashin to solve the case and diffuse the tension in the small town.