The Dead Heart, Paperback
5 out of 5 (1 rating)


That dumbshit map. I'd been seduced by it. Seduced by its possibilities. That map had brought me here ...That map had been a serious mistake' The map in question is of Australia, stumbled across in a second-hand bookshop by American journalist Nick Hawthorne, en route to another dead-end hack job in Akron, Ohio. Seduced by all that wilderness, all that NOTHING, Nick decides to put his midlife crisis on hold and light out to the ultimate nowheresville - where a chance encounter throws him into a sun-baked orgy of surf, sex and swill, and a nightmare from which there is no escape. 'Douglas Kennedy might never be allowed into Australia again. This is a crazy, compulsive ultimately serious thriller and a bravura fictional debut from one of our best travel writers' Philip Kerr


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Thriller / suspense
  • ISBN: 9780349106458



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i found this in an amazing book barn in Le Somail, a tiny village on the canal du midi, dans L'Aude, south of france. i remember thinking that it was a scary read for anyone with intentions of visiting australia! but so much fun! the film was pretty well done too...i discovered some years later, welcome to woop woop. i love woop woop, where ever one manages to find it.

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