Secondhand. Good condition. Wear to book corners and edges, particularly right tail front cover corner, now protected with book tape. Pages have started to sun.
Eat or be eaten. That was the terrible choice facing the eight convict bolters from Macquarie Harbour, Australia's most remote and brutal penal colony.
Lost and starving after a week in a wilderness no white man had ever crossed, order breaks down when one finally gives voice to their secret thoughts, 'I could eat a piece of a man'.
Soon, betrayal, lies and murder reign and the convicts start to fear each other more than the spears of the Aborigines. Who'll be served next? Will any of them reach the settled areas alive?
Bloodlust is the story of this terrible journey, as seen through the eyes of Irishman Alexander Pearce, who discovers what happens when men are pushed past their limits and what lies in the dark shadows beyond.
Nick Bleszynski mixes archive, history and the power of imagination to bring Australia's darkest and most controversial legend to life. (back cover)