This is the 22nd Instalment in the Series surrounding the activities of the Murder Squad Detective Joseph Lind and his two young partners Shelley Shields and Dallas Courtney.
Young Bradley Mc.Cormack-Hughes was not the eldest sibling but the eldest son who, as Heir Apparent, would eventually obtain by birthright, one of the largest Cattle Stations in the land still in private hands.
He was found stabbed to death in the back of his Ute in the Headland Parking Area of a popular Newcastle surfing beach.
Was it sibling rivalry and jealousy that caused his too early demise?
Or was it something that the family were completely ignorant of? A side of his character that was unknown to them?
His constant and faithful dog was never found.
Could the murder of the young lad be related to the pedigree of his dog, stolen to enhance the bloodline of some Breeding Kennel?
The Homicide had become a Cold Case and inherited by Detective Joseph Lind and Dallas Courtney when they were joined by a new partner in the form of Shelley Shields. The Case then four years old and developing cob-webs.
Little trace evidence of consequence was found at the scene.
No plausible reason for the homicide.
Without his faithful dog beside him it was a lonely way to die, thousands of kilometres from family and country..