Monday, August 13, 2012

FIGHT FICTION: BUSHWHACKED!

FIGHT FICTION: BUSHWHACKED!

JAMES HOPWOOD

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BUSHWACKED

Trooper Gladstone Farrell of Victorian Colonial Police Force was corrupt as they came.

Farrell had a fearsome reputation throughout the Central Victorian Goldfields. He was not in the least concerned at keeping the peace. As far as he was concerned, 'Gold Fever' was about money, and he did everything possible to get his share. However, this did not include hard labor, such as digging or panning for gold. His methods were much simpler. He would allow others to do the hard graft, and when they had found a few ounces he would swoop – always in the capacity of a custodian of the law. Most of the miners in the area didn't have licenses, so when Farrell came calling, they either had to pay a portion of their diggings or face a hefty fine. Either way, Farrell got their gold or their money.

When Farrell swooped on the Clancy brothers for mining without a license, they made an unusual proposition to keep from going to jail. Danny Clancy was a bare-knuckles fighter; but not an honest one. His next fight was fixed, and his opponent was set to fall in the sixth round. Farrell muscled in on the deal, intending to collect two ways – first taking his cut from the Clancy brothers, and secondly, cleaning up with his own side bet.

James Hopwood (pen name of David James Foster), author of King of the Outback, a hard punching story in the Fight Card series is back with another knuckle bruising tale. A tale in which nothing is as it seems, and in which someone will be Bushwhacked!