The Colour of Shadows

The Colour of Shadows

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Seth Kelly is the nicest bad guy around. Dope grower, bouncer, and party animal, he's returned to his home town Cairns to find that new players - Sydney criminals, the Mafia and the most corrupt police force in the country - are changing the rules. When a teenage runaway, a marijuana king-pin, and a wealthy guru enter his life, Seth realises that everything he thought he knew - is now out of date.

Seth's a tough bastard, but the automatic weapons, vulnerable young women, kung-fu kicks, and freaky spirituality are starting to get to him. All he wants is that one big score, a chance to restart the best relationship of his life and to keep the darkest memory in his past right out of his head. Trouble is, what's really got Seth running . . . is himself.

Tough, authentic and drenched in sunshine noir style, The Colour of Shadows is a white-knuckled thrill-ride through an untold time and place. Based on decades of personal experience, extensive research and many interviews, this is the first book of a trilogy set in Far North Queensland, Australia in the 1970s & 1980s.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 17mm | 281g
  • Australia
  • English
  • 0987643010
  • 9780987643018
  • 635,319

About Gawain Barker

After a South Pacific childhood, Gawain Barker spent the next twenty-eight years cooking up a storm in a huge variety of restaurants, private homes, cooking shows, music festivals and resorts. From TV chefs like Rick Stein and Ainsley Harriott, through to techno ravers and bare-foot hippies, Gawain has worked with the biggest cast of kitchen characters imaginable. His culinary autobiography - 200 Kitchens: Confessions of a Nomad Cook - tells this unique story. Gawain has spent many years, across four decades, living in Far North Queensland, Australia. This experience, combined with many interviews with local personalities and identities, and extensive research, has provided authenticity for The Colour of Shadows.
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