Ghosts of the past

Ghosts of the past
Park, Tony, 1964-
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  • Published: 2019
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Africa, 1906: A young Australian adventurer is condemned to death. Sydney, the present: journalist Nick Eatwell has just lost his job, but his day is brightened when a fellow reporter, South African Susan Vidler, comes into his life looking for his help with a story. Susan is chasing information about Nick's great-great uncle, Cyril Blake, who fought in the Anglo-Boer War and later joined the struggle for independence across the border in the German colony of South West Africa, now Namibia. A long-lost manuscript proves Nick's forebear was a somewhat reluctant hero. Soldier, deserter, cattle rustler and freedom fighter, Blake was helping the lost cause before the Kaiser's forces ordered his assassination. In Germany, historian Anja Berghoff is researching the origins of the famed desert horses of Namibia. She's also interested in Blake and an Irish-German firebrand and spy, Claire Martin, with whom Cyril had an affair. Nick and Anja head to Africa on the trail of a legend, but someone else is delving into the past, looking for clues to the secret location of a missing horde of gold that's worth killing for.

Related Subjects

Journalists--Fiction.
Treasure troves--Fiction.
Women spies--Africa--Fiction.
Man-woman relationships--Fiction.
Journalists--Australia--Fiction.
Women historians--Fiction.
Australian fiction.
Australians--Africa--Fiction.
South African War, 1899-1902--History--Fiction.

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ISBN:

9781760782115 (paperback)

Personal Author:

Park, Tony, 1964-

Title:

Ghosts of the past / Tony Park.

Publication Info:

Sydney, New South Wales : Macmillan / Pan Macmillan Australia, 2019.

Publication Info:

©2019

Physical description:

462 pages : maps ; 24 cm.

Content Type:

text

Content Type:

cartographic image

Media Type:

unmediated

Carrier Type:

volume

Subject term:

Journalists--Fiction.

Subject term:

Treasure troves--Fiction.

Subject term:

Women spies--Africa--Fiction.

Subject term:

Man-woman relationships--Fiction.

Subject term:

Journalists--Australia--Fiction.

Subject term:

Women historians--Fiction.

Subject term:

Australian fiction.

Subject term:

Australians--Africa--Fiction.

Subject term:

South African War, 1899-1902--History--Fiction.

Geographic term:

Africa--Fiction.

Geographic term:

Namibia--History--1884-1915--Fiction.

Geographic term:

Africa--History--1884-1918--Fiction.

Genre index term:

Thrillers (Fiction).

Genre index term:

Action and adventure fiction.

Genre index term:

Historical fiction.

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