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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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