The outback can be a dangerous place . A chilling short story by Ed Chatterton, author of A Dark Place to Die.
Night is falling on the road from Darwin to Brisbane, and long-distance truck driver Skennar is making good time in his gleaming red Titan.
He's been driving pretty much continuously since five that morning, but who cares? His illegal load is hidden nicely beside his legal one, and he's chatting on his laptop with one of the many lonely women who frequent website chatrooms.
Everything is good. Until a white dot looms on the road up ahead. Another traveller.
And soon the red dirt of the outback will be stained even redder ..
Ed Chatterton was born in Liverpool, England and, working as 'Martin Chatterton', has been successfully writing children's books and Young Adult fiction for over twenty years. In addition to his award-winning career as a writer, he has enjoyed international success as an illustrator as well as working as a graphic designer, university lecturer and commercials director. After spending some years moving between the UK and the US, he emigrated to Australia in 2004. He lives in northern NSW and is married with two children.