The Dangerous Desert
by Frank Madigan
Ward, Lock and Co., 1966 [First Edition], black and white frontispiece, black and white illustrations in text, hardcover with illustration embossed on front cover
Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing to edges and corners, front end-paper removed, foxed fore-edges, remainder line at bottom fore-edge, price-clipped dust-jacket shows some edge and shelf wear with some rubbing, bumping, chips, creasing and small tears to edges and corners, (see photographs)
"To Ross Martin, a young English lad, going to live with unknown relative in remote North West Australia is quite an ordeal. He knows nothing about the country or its way of life. But when the plane carrying his uncle, cousin Harry and himself crashes in the middle of the desert, Ross finds just how tough and desperate life is going to be. Over a hundred miles from the nearest help - and his uncle badly hurt.
The two boys soon find they have other problems. Why have the usually friendly Aboriginals turned against them? Who are the men whose plane has landed so near them but who refuse to help? What are these armed men doing out in the desert so far from a town?
With the help of Wandoo, a young Aboriginal boy, Ross and Harry look for the answers and plunge headlong into adventure."