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- DescriptionTom McKinn, is SAS Specialist Sniper, a veteran of Afghanistan. But extreme violence and collateral damage have worn him down, so that by the time he returns to his native Broome, he cant settle and takes his Post-traumatic Stress Disorder to a shack on a secluded Kimberley beach. There, he spends his days diving for oysters. With his dog as his only companion and minimal contact with the outside world, he finds peace of sorts. But following a storm, his dog discovers a young woman on his beach, more dead than alive, forcing him to be up close and personal with ather human being. The Wet Season keeps him marooned as he nurses her back to health and for three months she challenges his prejudices, insisting on helping with his diving work. He is forced to recognise her competence as she becomes his uninvited partner. Then, as the months tick past, she comes to love this aloof but gentle man and he grudgingly admits and then admires her attributes. Eventually, she comes to his bed, instinctively understanding his hurt and his need. Still he refuses to admit his own growing feelings and it is t until she has gone (having finally handed her over to the authorities) that he realises he loves her and will do all he can to get her back. By then, however, she has disappeared into the labyrinth of detention centres: first Villawood then Nauru and Manus Island. As a woman alone, she is fair game to some, and a threat to others. Through the occasional act of kindness, she is able to leave messages and a trail for Tom that brings him close eugh for her to kw he cares. But doors that might have opened remain closed, even as his actions take him up to then beyond the limit of the law. Australian Gulag is a story of our times. It takes us where people should never have to go and shows us that when we get behind the barbed wire, there is still love and compassion, even in the unlikeliest hearts and places.
- Author BiographyStafford Ray first studied Mechanical Engineering, and taught for a while in NSW Public Schools, before continuing his education by studying Science at Sydney University. Meanwhile he started a family and began to draw on his musical talents to become a session musician to supplement his income. Lucrative contracts followed, including work with several ABC-based bands and the Daly Wilson Big Band. The sudden onset of deafness in his 40s caused him to shift careers and move to the NSW Central Coast to become an asparagus farmer. Medical intervention restored most of his hearing and he is now back playing music as well as indulging in his new passion of writing novels.
- Author(s)Ray Stafford
- PublisherWoodslane Pty Ltd
- Date of Publication18/05/2016
- SubjectCrime, Thriller & Adventure
- Place of PublicationNSW
- Country of PublicationAustralia
- ImprintWoodslane Pty Ltd
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