of the Curlew
Squatter Donald Macintosh little realises what chain of events he is
setting in motion when he orders the violent dispersal of the Nerambura
tribe on his property, Glen View. Unwitting witnesses to the barbaric
exercise are bullock teamsters Patrick Duffy and his son Tom.
a rousing and revealing yarn"
of the Osprey
a time of sudden wealth for a fortunate few who grub gold from the Palmer
River in the harsh and unforgiving Queensland Outback. A land, where
the fierce Aboriginal warriors resist the invaders in a bloody guerilla
war, waged on the northern frontier of colonial Queensland.
home grown version of Wilbur Smith"
THE SUNDAY AGE
of the Eagle
A deadly Family curse holds two families in its powerful
Patrick Duffy's passions are inflamed by the mysterious Irishwoman Catherine
Fitzgerald, further pitting him against his father, Michael Duffy, and
his adoring but scheming grandmother, Lady Eind Macintosh.
the rugged Queensland frontier, Native Mounted Police trooper Peter
Duffy is torn between his loyal bond with Gordon James, the love of
his sister, Sarah, and the blood of his mother's people, the Nerambura
men, the women who love them and a dreadful curse that still inextricably
links the lives of the Macintoshes and the Duffys culminate in a stunning
addition to the series featuring Cry of the Curlew and Shadow of
historical detail brings the ... 19th century to rip-roaring life"
Chase the Storm
When Major Patrick Duffy's beautiful wife Catherine leaves him for another,
he is propelled out of the Sydney Macintosh home and into yet another
bloody war. However the battlefields of Africa, fighting the Boers,
bring him in contact with one he thought long dead and lost to him.
Back in Australia, the mysterious Michael O'Flynn mentors Patrick's
youngest son, Alex, and takes him on a journey to the Queensland property,
Glen View. But will the terrible curse that has inextricably linked
the Duffys and Macintoshes for generations ensure that no true happiness
can ever come to them.
Through the dawn of a new century in a now federated nation, TO CHASE
A STORM charts an explosive tale of love and loss, from South Africa
to Palestine, from Townsville to the green hills of Ireland.
good story telling backed up by strong research and knowledge of the
Touch the Clouds
'They had all forgotten the curse … except one ... until it
touched them. I will tell you of those times when the whitefella touched
the clouds and lightning came down on the earth for many years.’
1914, the storm clouds of war are gathering. Matthew Duffy and his cousin
Alexander Macintosh are sent by Colonel Patrick Duffy to conduct reconnaissance
in German-controlled New Guinea. At the same time, Alexander's sister,
Fenella, is making a name for herself in the burgeoning Australian film
someone close to them has an agenda of his own - someone who would betray
not only his family but his country to satisfy his greed and lust for
power. As the world teeters on the brink of conflict, one family is
plunged into a nightmare of murder, drugs, treachery and treason.
Touch the Clouds is a powerful continuation of Peter Watt's much-loved
saga of the Duffy and Macintosh clan, begun in The Cry of the Curlew.
home-grown version of Wilbur Smith' -
Ride the Wind
It is 1916, and war rages across Europe and the Middle East.
Patrick and Matthew Duffy are both fighting the enemy. Patrick in the
fields of France and Matthew in the skies above Egypt.
there is another, secret foe, George Macintosh is passing information
to the Germans, seeking to consolidate his power within the family company.
And half a world away from the trenches, one of their own will meet
a shocking death.
a young man is haunted by dreams of a sacred cave, and seeks fiery stars
that will help him take back his people's land.
Ride the Wind continues the story of the Duffy and Macintoshes,
following Peter Watt's much-loved characters as they fight to survive
one of the most devastating conflicts in history - and each other.
It is 1918, a year
when the War will end, but an even greater killer will arise.
the bloody fields of the Western Front and the battle scarred desert
plains of the Middle East, Tom and Matthew Duffy are facing the enemy.
Even as they are trapped on the front lines, they must also find the
courage to fight for the women they love when all hope is lost.
in Australia, George Macintosh is outraged by the stipulations of his
father's will that provide for his despised nephew, and is determined
to eliminate any threats to his power. And in a sacred cave in the far
Outback, old Wallarie foresees a tide of unspeakable death sweeping
through his homeland.
all nations come to terms with the devastating consequences of the Great
War, a new world will be born. But not everyone will live to see it.
the Horizon continues the much-loved saga of the Duffys and
Macintoshes, told with Peter Watt's trademark mastery of grand scope,
family drama and enthralling adventure.
story telling backed up by strong research and knowledge of the country'
"faction" books' HERALD SUN
Against the backdrop of impending war and the rise of the Nazi
Party, the epic saga of the Macintosh and Duffy families continues.
1936. While Europe is starting to feel the shadow of the upcoming turmoil,
George Macintosh is determined to keep control of his business empire.
he takes extreme measures to prevent his nephew David from taking a
seat on the board.
Iraq, Captain Matthew Duffy, recruited by British Intelligence, once
more faces a German enemy, although this one has a more pleasing aspect.
Matthew is confused by his attraction to Diane and finds himself having
to make a hard decision. And just as he is coming to terms with this
choice, he meets his estranged son, James Barrington Jnr.
the middle of all this upheaval, the two families experience loss, love,
greatness and tragedy, and find themselves brought closer together and
pulled further apart. Romance blooms in the unlikeliest of hearts under
the gathering of clouds of wars.
It is 1942 and the war in the Pacific is in Australia's
doorstep, changing the lives of the Duffy and Macintosh families as
Sydney, siblings Donald and Sarah Macintosh battle for their father's
approval, and control of his empire, while their cousin David fights
the enemy across the continents.
Marine Pilot James Duffy defies his grandfather's wishes, and, a number
of times, death, protecting Australian skies from the Japanese. Trapped
in the jungles of Malaya, Diane Duffy is caught between saving the lives
of hundreds of orphaned children, or that of her son.
Tom Duffy finds himself enlisting in yet another world war, his daughter
Jessica narrowly escapes slaughter at a mission station, causing her
to revoke her vows and follow in her father's footsteps.
a century after an Aboriginal curse forever tied these two families
together, and amidst the most devastating conflict in history, the Duffys
and Macintoshes will find a way to endure... and perhaps even thrive.
a Rising Sun
the Allied forces fight to repel invaders in the Pacific, the Duffy
and Macintosh clans face their greatest challenges at home.
Sergeant Jessica Duffy relishes her work as a code breaker in MacArthur’s
headquarters but is also secretly reporting on the Americans to the
Prime Minister. When she uncovers treason at the highest levels, neither
duty nor dishonour will stop her getting justice.
Captain James Duffy, a decorated fighter pilot with the United States
Marine Corps, is expected to wait out the war assisting the bond effort,
helping to make movies that gloss over the tragic realities of combat.
Despite his scars, he is desperate to return to the cockpit ... until
a chance meeting gives him something new to fight for.
Major David Macintosh has survived prison camps, torture and countless
battles, but can he endure the machinations of his obsessive cousin,
Sarah? Sarah is prepared to do anything to take over the family companies,
and will destroy anyone who gets in her way.
From the frontlines of the Pacific to the back lots of Hollywood, a
new generation faces deadly missions, impossible choices and an inescapable
the Moon Burns
In the war across the seas, the Duffys and the McIntoshes are on the
same side. But on home turf, the battle between these two dynasties
fighting in two world wars, Tom Duffy's purchase of his ancestral property,
Glen View, means a home for the next generation of Duffys. But the Mcintosh
family won't easily surrender this land, and when they challenge his
ownership he knows he's in for one hell of a fight.
in Sydney, Sarah has taken over from her father as the head of the Mcintosh
firm. She has big plans for herself and the family business, and isn't
afraid to play dirty.
Jessica Duffy, Captain James Duffy and Major David Mcintosh have survived
countless battles the world over, but will all they are fighting for
still be waiting for them when they return home...
From the Stars Above
For a hundred years
they have never forgiven, never forgotten.
Now, the war between the Duffy and Macintosh Dynasties will be brought
to a stunning conclusion.
Patrick Duffy was forcds to flee Malaya as a child, and left orphaned
when his mother died in Changi prison.
Now returning to fight a fearless enemy, he must confront the ghost
of his past if he is to find any hope for the future.
Macintosh is forging his own path to escape his mother's obsessive control.
Sailor, soldier and mercenary, he will soon face war again, in the brutal
jungles of Vietnam.
Macintosh ruthlessly crushes anyone who gets in here way, and has vowed
to destroy her sister-in-law, Jessica
Duffy-Macintosh. Fixated on her own legacy, she has ignored her family's
inheritance - a century - old curse, to be paid in blood.
once again blends his multi-character saga with key moments of history.
Fast-paced and exciting, this is a fine piece of Australian fiction."
Canberra Weekly on While the Moon Burns.
Sometimes the fate to which you are destined is not your own.......
a village outside Sydney Town. Humble blacksmith Ian Steele struggles
to support his frail and widowed mother. All the while he dreams of
a life in uniform, serving in Queen Victoria's Army.
the two men cross paths in the colony of New South Wales, they are struck
by their brotherly resemblance and quickly hatch a plan for Ian to take
Samuel's place in the British army.
must travel to England, fool the treacherous Forbes family and accept
a commission into their regiment as a company commander.
Once in London, he finds love with an enigmatic woman, but must part
with her to face battle in the bloody Crimean war.
this first installment of Peter Watt's new series, Captain Ian Steele
stares down the relentless Russian Military....but he will soon learn
there are even deadlier ememies close to home
Watt brings to the fore all the passion, adventure and white-knuckle
battle scenes that made his beloved Duffy and Macintosh novels so popular.
The Queen's Tiger
It is I857. Colonial India is a simmering volcano of
nationalism about to erupt. Army surgeon Peter Campbell and his wife
Alice, in India on their honeymoon, have no idea that they are about
swept up in the chaos.
Ian Steele, known to all as Captain Samuel Forbes, is fighting for Queen
and country in Persia. A world away, the real Samuel Forbes is planning
to return to London - with potentially disastrous consequences for Samuel
and Ian both.
Then Ian is posted to India, but not before a brief return to England
and a reunion with the woman he loves. In India he renews his friendship
with Peter Campbell, and discovers that Alice has taken on a most unlikely
role. Together they face the enemy and the terrible deprivations and
savagery of war - but then Ian receives news from London that crushes
all his hopes...
'Watt once again takes the reader on a terrific character-driven
In October 1863, Ian Steele, having taken on the identity of Captain
Samuel Forbes, is fighting the Pashtun on the north-west frontier in
India. Half a world away, the real Samuel Forbes is a Lieutenant in
the 3rd New York
Volunteers and is facing the Confederates at the Battle of Mission Ridge
in Tennessee. Neither is aware their lives will change beyond recognition
in the year to come.
In London, Ella, the love of Ian's life, is unhappily married to Count
Nikolai Kasatkin. As their relationship sours further, she tries to
reclaim the son she and Ian share, but Nikolai makes a move that sees
the boy sent far from Ella's reach.
As 1864 dawns, Ian is posted to the battlefields of the Waikato in New
Zealand, where he comes face to face with an old nemesis. As the ten-year
agreement between Steele and Forbes nears its end, their foe is desperate
to catch them out and cruel all their hopes for the future...
As the son of 'the Colonial', legendary Queen's Captain Ian Steele,
Josiah Steele has big shoes to fill. Although his home in the colony
of New South Wales is a world away, he dreams of one day travelling
to England so he can study to be a commissioned officer in the Scottish
After cutting his teeth in business on the rough and ready goldfields
of Far North Queensland's Palmer River, he finally realises his dream
and travels to England, where he is accepted into the Sandhurst military
academy. While in London he makes surprising new acquaintances - and
runs into a few old ones he'd rather have left behind.
From the Australian bush to the glittering palaces of London, from the
arid lands of Afghanistan to the newly established Germany dominated
by Prussian ideas of militarism, Josiah Steele rnust now forge his own
'Australia's master of the historical
Call of Empire
It is 1885. After a decade spent fighting for Queen and Country across
the globe, Colonel Ian Steele is enjoying the quiet life in the colony
of New South Wales, reunited with his friend Conan Curry and watching
over his children and numerous business enterprises.
But the British Empire's pursuits are ceaseless, and when the colony's
soldiers are required to assist a campaign in Sudan, North Africa, Ian's
son Lieutenant Josiah Steele heeds the call, despite an ultimatum from
the love of his life, Marian.
Meanwhile, Ian's younger son Samuel is learning the family business
in the Pacific islands with his friend and colleague Ling Lee. However,
Lee has become embroiled in a scheme to smuggle guns for the Chinese,
which sees the pair sailing directly into danger in Singapore.
As the reign of Queen Victoria draws to a close and new battles loom
on several frontiers, the Steele family must face loss and heartbreak
like never before.
adventure reader's delight'
CENTRAL WESTERN DAILY
Two men, sworn enemies, come face to face on the battlefields of
France. When Jack Kelly, a captain in the Australian army, shows compassion
towards his prisoners Paul Mann, a brave and high-ranking German officer,
an unexpected bond is formed. But neither could imagine how their pasts
and futures would become inextricably linked by one place.
the home grown version of Wilbur Smith"
THE SUNDAY AGE
Jack Kelly and Paul Mann have survived one world war - will
they survive another? When the Japanese threaten to invade the Pacific
the two men know they must do everything in their power to protect their
country and their loved ones from an ambitious and merciless enemy.
Lukas Kelley and Karl Mann are like brothers - just like their fathers
- and both are determined to do their part for the Australian cause.
While Karl works undercover in espionage, Lukas trains to be a pilot.
The two men have also inherited their father's passionate natures, and
romantic entanglements raise the stakes even further.
Four men. with ties closer than blood, fight to hold on to love, and
a world that is gradually disappearing. When the war finally explodes
terrible tragedies, courageous deeds and enduring friendships will change
their lives forever.
A new war, a new generation and an old enemy meet in this trilling and
poignant sequel to PAPUA.
Watt's fans love his work for its history, adventure and
As a war correspondent
covering the second world war, Ilas Stahl isn't afraid to be on the
front line. But when her plane goes down in a terrible storm over Papuan
waters and she is taken prisoner by the Japanese, she has every reason
to be terrified. Particularly as they plan to hand her over to the Nazis.
When Jack kelly discovers that his only daughter has fallen into the
clutches of the enemy, he will stop at nothing to save her. Even if
it means means risking the life of his only son, Lukas. No one knows
Papua they way they do; they may be Ilas's only hope but time is running
Meanwhile, Major Karl Mann is sent on a secret mission to Indochina
that will see him embroiled in Ilas's rescue mission in ways he could
never have imagined.
This sweeping saga continues the story of the Kellys and Manns, following
Peter Watt's much loved characters as they fight to survive one of the
most devastating conflicts in history - the war at Australia's doorstep.
Watt is a home-grown version of Wilbur Smith"
Siblings Lachlan, John and Phoebe MacDonald are tragically separated
after the massacre at the Ballarat goldfields.
John is determined to find his lost brother and sister, and works hard
to make his way in the world. A business partnership leads to riches
and rewards that he never dreamed of.
Lachlan's life are bare knuckle fighting and destitution cannot prepare
him for the war he finds himself fighting against Maori of New Zealand,
nor the feelings he has for his commanding officer's sister...
the opening line to its final paragraph Peter Watt's talent offering
is a captivating book"
has Tung Chi, a wise man in the service of the Chinese emperor, been
sent to Australain colony of Queensland on a secret mission?
mystery ensnares local businessman John Wong, whjo fears for his daughter,
living acorss thr world in Pekin at a time when a revolutionary force
known as the Boxers is on the rise. Together Tung and John, with his
son, Andrew, embark on a dangerous journey that will lead them into
a conflict in which everything is at stake, but allegiances uncertain.
It is the dawn of the twentieth century and the sleeping dragon of China
Boxer Rebellion is an unusual setting for an Aussie story, and it opens
the door to an interesting and little appreciated part of history, which
still reverberates today"
answer to Wilbur Smith"
Frozen Circle (November 2008)
1918, after the Great War, two Australian soldiers join the British
army to help fight the Bolshevik forces in northern Russia. Almost a
century later, two bodies are unearthed in the small Australian country
town of Valley View.
Following the Armistice, Sergeant Joshua Larkin is sent on a special
mission deep into enemy territory in Russia. But when he is ordered
to do the unthinkable, he must flee across Europe in order to protect
a young woman, Maria, whose family has been executed. With Maria’s
life under threat from all sides due to her imperial connections, nowhere
Decades later, the discovery of the two skeletons in Valley View poses
problems for local policeman Morgan McLean. Who are the victims and
why were they killed? Could the rumours of an heir to the Russian throne
be true? And what explosive secret is Britain’s MI6 desperate
to keep hidden by any means necessary?
Past and present collide in The Frozen Circle, and the fate of two people
unleashes a volatile series of events that could reshape the world.
Praise for Peter Watt’s The Stone Dragon:
good adventure yarn by a knockabout Aussie ex-cop’
answer to Wilbur Smith’