Love of Australian Outback Inspired new Action-adventure Novel, ‘Blood Tears of the Dead Heart’

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Author David Scott’s novel follows widow as she searches for gold her husband left clues about.

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Referring to Australia as, “an ancient land heaped in mystery,” Scott says his new action-adventure novel, “Blood Tears of the Dead Heart” (published by Balboa Press AU), which takes place in central Australia’s barren land, was inspired by Australia’s outback. In it, a murdered man’s secret leads a band of treasure hunters on adventure and into clashes with the Aborigines in the years following World War I.

A man with a crushed skull is found in outback Australia. Discovered hidden nearby is a letter containing cryptic clues to the location of a massive gold find in the unchartered “Dead Heart” of Australia. When the seemingly non-grieving widow shows up to collect her dead husband’s possessions, rumors arise. Local authorities are swamped by many willing to kill for a chance at the gold and Aborigines are on a rampage because strangers enter their forbidden territory.

“The book appeals to those who love adventure and mystery yarns,” Scott declares. “It also a glimpse of how civilization has shaped the lives of Australian Aborigines … Too often they are shoved into the background.”

“Blood Tears of the Dead Heart”
By David Scott
Softcover | 5 x 8 in | 282 pages | ISBN 9781504310536
E-Book | 282 pages | ISBN 9781504310543
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
David Scott operated cinemas and drive-in theatres in the Murray Valley and Riverina regions of Australia, later founding a thoroughbred horse stud. His life took a sharp turn after he was revived when he stopped breathing during an asthma attack. Writing filled his long recuperation, becoming an integral part of his life. He now lives in Queensland’s Gold Coast hinterland, where he is a celebrated, award-winning playwright and novelist. Scott has written many short stories, stage plays and novels, including “Butcherbirds Cry at Midnight.

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