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How I became the Mr Big of People Smuggling

Written by Martin Chambers


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Nick Smart is fresh out of school, a wet-behind-the-ears jackaroo on a gap year. But at Palmenter Station, nothing is what it seems. Nick is about to discover there’s a lot of grey between black and white, between legal and illegal and between right and wrong.

‘… this book is fast-moving and engaging crime fiction which introduces serious questions about the potential for exploitation among people desperate to settle in Australia.’ The West Australian

‘… the author does such a fine job of drawing you in to a world of desolation, dust and dirty deeds.’ Sydney Morning Herald

‘Gripping and entertaining, the novel is cover-to-cover entertainment for thriller fans.’ Scoop Magazine

‘This is a well-crafted and gutsy first novel …’ Books+Publishing


T.A.G. Hungerford Award (Shortlisted 2012)

ISBN 9781922089540 (Paperback)
Formats C Format (234 x 153mm) (Paperback)
Categories Crime & Mystery
Book Club Reads
Pages 220
Publication Year 2014
Edition 1st
Publisher Fremantle Press
Rights World
  • Martin chambers

    Martin Chambers

    Martin Chambers was born in Perth, the son of two journalists. He is married and has two adult daughters. He has worked as a biologist, a tour guide, a whitewater rafting guide, a lab assistant, a publican, a kayak designer, a ferry skipper and in mineral exploration. Between episodes of cycling, kayaking, sailing or travel, he writes. Read more