Deep Beyond the Reef

Deep Beyond the Reef : A True Story of Madness and Murder in the South Pacific

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The brutal double murder of Fiji Red Cross director John Scott and his partner Greg Scrivener in 2001 shocked several nations and attracted a huge amount of media attention, partly because of John Scott's role as go-between in the hostage crisis during the George Speight-led coup in 2000. Drawn back to Fiji from his new home in England by the tragedy, Owen Scott embarks on a quest for the truth not only about the then unsolved crime and the whirlwind of rumour and innuendo it created, but also about his own life as the son of a prominent, charismatic but domineering father, and the darkness at the centre of an outwardly idyllic tropical childhood. From the fading colonial splendour of plantation life to the violent political coups and ruthless media exploitation of the modern era, this is a true and remarkable story of love, death and memory, set against the backdrop of a troubled Pacific paradise.
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  • Paperback | 408 pages
  • 132 x 194 x 30mm | 439.99g
  • Penguin Group (NZ)
  • Penguin Books (NZ)
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • 0143019619
  • 9780143019619
  • 1,753,242

About Owen Scott

Actor and writer Owen Scott is the younger brother of John Scott, one of the murder victims, and the son of a high-ranking pre-independence barrister and diplomat, Maurice Scott CBE, later to become Speaker of Fiji's Legislative Council. As a fourth generation white Fijian Owen has a deep knowledge of local custom, culture, politics and protocol; all of which play a part in this story.
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