'Big King was at the shaft station when they heard the water coming.
It sounded like an express train in a tunnel, a dull bellow of irresistible power.
The water was pushing the air from the drive ahead of it, so that a hurricane of wind came roaring from the mouth of the drive, blowing out a cloud of dust and loose rubbish.' Rod Ironsides, ambitious and hard-living mining expert, knows that the general managership of the Sonder Ditch gold mine is the chance of a lifetime.
But the price of unquestioning obedience to the coldly obsessive genius of Dr Manfred Steyner proves impossible to pay.
Both men are but unwitting tools of powerful people - for whom the control of a gold mine is only part of the realization of dreams and ambitions which include the destruction of the very mine itself ...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 272 pages
- Publisher: Pan Macmillan
- Publication Date: 10/05/2012
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781447208365