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Only killers and thieves : a novel / Paul Howarth.

Howarth, Paul, (author.).
Book Book ([2018])
Description: 319 pages : illustrations on endpapers ; 24 cm.
Publisher: New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2018]
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  • ISBN: 9780062690968
  • ISBN: 0062690965
  • Edition: First edition.
It is 1885, and a crippling drought threatens to ruin the McBride family. Their land is parched, their cattle starving. When the rain finally comes, it is a miracle that renews their hope for survival. But returning home from an afternoon swimming at a remote waterhole filled by the downpour, fourteen-year-old Tommy and sixteen-year-old Billy meet with a shocking tragedy. Thirsting for vengeance against the man they believe has wronged them—their former Aboriginal stockman—the distraught brothers turn to the ruthless and cunning John Sullivan, the wealthiest landowner in the region and their father’s former employer. Sullivan gathers a posse led by the dangerous and fascinating Inspector Edmund Noone and his Queensland Native Police, an infamous arm of British colonial power charged with the "dispersal" of indigenous Australians to "protect" white settler rights. As they ride across the barren outback in pursuit, their harsh and horrifying journey will have a devastating impact on Tommy, tormenting him for the rest of his life—and will hold enduring consequences for a young country struggling to come into its own.
Citation: Howarth, Paul. "Only killers and thieves : a novel." New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2018.

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