Pistol by Peter Ramshaw

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The central desert, Australia, 1942. A gold mining town lives in fear; fear of death, fear of imminent Japanese invasion, fear of unemployment. Amid this tension, and fuelled by the old ethnic rivalries of the thousands of European immigrants that make up the town's rag-tag population, comes the Peeper, a serial pest to the town's women. And then the region's most beautiful jewel dies. Then the unthinkable happens. The town sits on the edge or anarchy and collapse. To keep the peace there is only Sergeant John Shepherd, a bitter, and now sick, journeyman policeman and his five junior officers. They must stand against the thousands of angry and frightened souls now sitting on a virtual powderkeg. There can be only one ending ... or can there?

"What a sly twist! Bloody magic reading, thoroughly enjoyed it. In fact it's great! The research must have been painstaking and the result is top-notch thriller and a real vivid recreation of the era and environment to boot!" - 'Mickie the Brickie (Michael Kraszewski)

“I thought weaving the psychological thriller, whodunnit, historical saga, ‘western’ and coming of age genres together this effectively was impossible. I was wrong. Ramshaw has done it ... in spades! In a landscape as bleak as anything drawn by Cormac McCarthy, he has created a mystery as compelling and entertaining as any by Chandler or the other ‘greats’ of detective fiction.” - Internationally best-selling novelist John Harman
 

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Published November 5, 2011 by eText Press Publishing. 308 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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