Secondhand. Good condition. Wear to book corners and edges. Previous owner has used white-out over ownership details on inside half-title page.
In a remote corner of the West Australian goldfields, two old prospectors watch from the veranda of a pub as familiar vehicle speeds from the desert horizon and skids to a halt before them. A man climbs out and rushes wild-eyed into the front bar, a small bag held guardedly in one hand. He roughly demands a carton of beer than during a fumbling attempt to pay for it drops the bag and out tumble several rich specimens of gold. He frantically gathers them up, storms out of the room and then speeds away in his vehicle again. Less than an hour later he is found dead in it, the victim of a mystifying car crash.