He was looking for bodies. He didn't expect to become one himself.
Sergeant Frank Hardy is grinding out a living driving a Royal Mail Coach and playing rigged card games with a Chinese cook. Then he's asked to find two missing settlers. The job bores him, but his own past compels him to take the job.
But when he rescues a young woman from an axe-wielding warrior his life gets interesting. Now all he's worried about is keeping his head.
Live for a while in the wild and scenic landscape of nineteenth century New Zealand.
"I read the whole thing in one sitting"
"Great adventure story about New Zealand."
"The characters are strong, compelling and interesting. I loved it."
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"My forebears lived in the wider area throughout the period covered in the book (and one was killed in the NZ Wars) - so I could have been a very hard-sell, but instead I loved the whole exciting story. I'm very happy to recommend this book and the second in the series, and roll on the publication of the next one." Val Burr, Local Historian, Palmerston North, New Zealand