A story about finding out how to survive and surviving what you find.
In a small town deep in rural Australia, an act of revenge causes five lives to collide. Luke is an environmental protestor who isn't what he seems, while cattle thief Sweetapple longs for a more honourable life. Washed-up local politician Caroline Statham is searching for a sense of purpose, but her businessman husband seems to be sliding into corruption. And then there's Carson: wild, bound to no one, and determined to escape her circumstances.
Into their midst comes Retribution, a legendary horse worth a fortune. Her disappearance triggers a cycle of violence and retaliation that threatens the whole community. As tensions build, they must answer one question: is true retribution ever possible - or even desirable?
Richard Anderson is a second-generation farmer from northern New South Wales. He has been running a beef-cattle farm for twenty-five years, but has also worked as a miner and had a stint on the local council. Richard is the author of one previous novel, The Good Teacher. He lives with his wife, four dogs, and a new cat.