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From the best-selling author of Schindler's List.

In the bitter Antarctic winter of 1910, in the waning years of the Edwardian era, a group of gentleman adventurers wait out a raging blizzard in the close, perpetual darkness, poised for a strike at the South Pole. As the storm lifts, a new challenge faces Captain Sir Eugene Stewart - to discover which of his 25 carefully chosen men has become a murderer, as what has begun as a probe for the bottom of the world becomes a probe for the bottom of man's soul.

©1978 Thomas Keneally (P)1999 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

Critic reviews

'"I was riveted by this tale of a man fighting the elements and his fellow explorers." ( The Daily Telegraph)
"The period gives this book its strength and character ... altogether an admirable accomplishment." ( The New Yorker)
"The absolute dark, absolute cold of the Antarctic is skilfully evoked." ( The Sunday Times)

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