Bob MacDonald is a retired West Australian Police officer of thirty years experience. Bob's last day at school was his 14th birthday - commencing work, the very next day, in a timber mill in his home town of Pemberton, West Australia.
He later self-educated and enlisted in the West Australian police force, retiring as a superintendent in the Internal Investigations Branch of the Professional Standards portfolio.
Since retirement Bob has been working at remote aboriginal communities in Central Australia, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. He also did a tour of duty on the island nation of Cyprus with the United Nations Blue Beret Peacekeepers.
Bob, a keen sportsman continues with various sporting activities; which also includes fishing and camping trips. Writing articles for various magazines and now venturing into anecdotal short story compilations and fictional manuscripts ensures Bob leads a busy life.
In the aftermath of World War 2, two returned soldiers try their luck in the outback goldfields of Western Australia. Murder and mystery abound involving tribal aborigines and greedy fortune hunters. The book details the tribal life of the aboriginal people, their black tracking skills and their customs. Police/aboriginal conflict is a highlight of the book.
The story of a young man traumatised by the horrors of World War 2. On his return home to his native Australia, it details the trials and tribulations he encounters while dealing with the problems and obstacles that exist in life. It covers his search for inner peace and the people he met on his journey.