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Foundation prize winner, Blood in the Dust, publishes worldwide

Essential reading for all adventure fans. Honour and courage in the wild and unpredictable Outback.
Wilbur Smith

This time last year, Bill Swiggs was the proud recipient of the Wilbur and Niso Smith Foundation's Adventure Writing Prize for Best Unpublished Manuscript. Now you can find his debut novel, Blood in the Dust, in bookshops across the world.

Blood in the Dust is the story of two brothers in the Australian Outback.

In the wake of a brutal attack led by a murderous outlaw, nineteen-year-old Toby O'Rourke's life is changed forever. His parents ay dead at his feet and his brother, Patrick, is badly wounded.

But Toby O'Rourke is made of steel forged in the hardship of colonial life. Forced into adulthood, the brothers will seek to restore what was taken by the vicious men who murdered their parents.

And in the outback, there are no rules . . .

Wilbur Smith himself called the book 'essential reading for all adventure fans.’

So if you’re looking for your next adventure, why not take a trip to the wild, lawless Australian Outback with Bill Swiggs, where you’ll learn revenge will always come . . . one way or another.