Breaker Morant was executed at Pietersburg on 27 February 1902. His crime was the wilful murder of civilians, yet to this day his guilt remains in doubt. Full of action and set in three continents, The Breaker covers the entire range of Morant's activities. We see him as a champion horseman, a likeable larrikin, a popular balladist. We see him in love and in war. We see him face the firing squad that will end his life. Was he a cold-blooded killer or a scapegoat?
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 twenty-five 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.