Roger Wheatley

The train

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When the train stops in the middle of the Australian desert not even the drivers can explain it.

There is no communication with the outside world. And as the two-hundred passengers quickly realise, no-one is coming to help them. The train is their world. The heat is monstrous. There is only one currency, one focus: water. But who has control?

The only witness, a solitary dingo watching from the saltbush, curious, attracted by the smell of death. A smell that will be a beacon.And the only way out, a journey across the endless plain through the shimmering heatwaves. And what awaits anyone brave enough to attempt it?

The Train is a story of survival, perseverance, and human endeavour. It explores the best and worst of our behaviour and asks the question: which person would I be?

What readers have said:

“THE TRAIN is scarily relevant. A novel for our times.”
“THE ROAD meets ONE SECOND AFTER…impossible to put down.”
“THE TRAIN asks the question, which person would I be?”
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291 printed pages
Original publication


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