You think you’ve had a bad day?
1843 Van Diemen’s Land;
Distinguished Naval Officer and British Intelligence Officer, Sir John Turner Flinn has been shipped to Van Diemen’s Land in chains for a “crime” committed in the service of the Crown. His estranged wife Edwardina has a Royal Skeleton lurking in her closet.
After two weeks in the Colony, the new Governor Eardley-Wilmot learns that the cushy job he thought he’d accepted is really a poison chalice. The Colony’s nearly bankrupt and Whitehall expects him to implement policies that are bloody unworkable.
The New Chief Magistrate, Frank Burgess has to lead a police force where the cops are convicted crims who pocket half the fines.
The Colonial Auditor, George Boyes is jaundiced by years of living in a convict colony where the biggest thieves are often the men at the top.
Mary Anne Smith, a beautiful, passionate but brutalised former convict girl has lost her husband and is seeking a strong man; and
The biggest villain in Australian History; John Giles-Price is a man with a truly evil plan and Flinn, Burgess and Boyes have to stop him.
Based upon real people, linked to historical records, “Ticket of Leave” represents the first instalment of the Javelin Man Trilogy. It features some strong violence and sex scenes; so don’t buy if you’re of a prudish or sensitive disposition.
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