This is an Australian adventure/comedy story for all ages which while fiction in content is based almost 100% on facts happening on-going in the area. The story centers around two leading characters: Rusty, a 40-year-old opal miner, and Kate, a 60-year-old, tough-as-nails woman who raises sheep and cattle when she is not mining opal. This story, I believe, captures a sense of intrigue and calamity that continues to happen between opal miners, “ratters” (people who steal from legitimate opal miners), and animals of the Outback area of Lightning Ridge, Australia.
About the Author
Richard Holmes spent over 35 years in corporate America holding various financial management positions. He was a licensed certified public accountant during his corporate career and was instrumental in launching startup companies in both the mining and manufacturing industries. In retirement, he spends his time writing books both fiction and non-fiction that relate to the many ventures he has been involved with during his filetime.