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Camp Leichhardt: One man, a wild river, and a crime that must be stopped. Kindle Edition
Ben uncovers a criminal conspiracy that will destroy lives and wreak havoc on local communities. With the beautiful Malea as his ally, he has to face his past head on, and tackle a cartel intent on making money at any cost. Yet, in doing so, he risks everything, even his own future.
Praise for Greg Barron's novels:
'Combines the very best of a thriller by Tom Clancy with the Boys' Own action blockbuster of someone like Chris Ryan. The speed of the action is matched only by the sophistication of the prose and the originality of the plot. Greg Barron has proved he is a political thriller writer at the very top of his game.' ABC Radio Weekend Bookworm
'A high-octane thriller ... the pace is excellent, the writing is sharp and Barron has a real talent for the evocation of place ... sufficiently gripping to keep you up at night' The Australian Newspaper
'Barron echoes the work of authors such as MacLean, Clancy and Ludlum' Canberra Times
'Barron is not one to pull his punches' Brisbane Courier-Mail
About the Author
- ASIN : B06XXWLQ8Y
- Publisher : Stories of Oz Publishing (2 May 2017)
- Language : English
- File size : 3263 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 259 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 24,330 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I've read and enjoyed most of Greg Barron's books, and once again I felt an immediate affinity with Barron's writing style and his characters.
I love first person present tense writing when it's done well, and in Camp Leichhardt, it immediately drew me in to the pages.
I have been to the Roper River, and to Mataranka, Katherine and Borroloola, many many years ago. I remember the vibrant green clarity of the Roper, and its environs, and can only imagine trying to navigate the river through the kind of scrapes that the main character, Ben, gets himself into.
The story starts at an easy pace, despite Ben's conflicts with the other nefarious types at the camping ground. The early pages about a man fishing and camping—seeking redemption and enjoying solace and reflection as he pits himself against the mighty Northern Territory barramundi (and the crocs!)—it was just a wonderful introduction to the story to come.
I think Greg Barron writes Australia as well as I've seen it done. Descriptions of the stars over a night sky from a swag, the scents and sounds of the river in the morning, and at night. Dust. Insects. Animals. People. It is all there, and he brings it to life.
From my perspective, and quite aside to how Ben Mulligan brings the bad guys to heel, my very favourite part of this book is that at times it felt like I was reading the ultimate Top End fishing manual. The very best fishing manual actually, because it had story wrapped around it. The pages I've bookmarked are those dealing with lures, snags, fishing braid, and how to bleed and fillet and cook a mackerel and a barra.
Of course, eventually they have to leave the river and the boats, because there are bad guys to collar, and from there it is a race to the finish and a shoot out that will keep you up late reading. But the beauty of a Greg Barron thriller is, no big criminal fish gets off the hook!
The quintessential Aussie novel - raw, powerful and holds no punches.