Billy Two-Toes Rainbow
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A windstorm howls across the Australian desert...and in its passing exposes the long-buried skeleton of a prehistoric creature, its bones magically turned to opal by time and the desert's mysterious chemistry.To Billy Two-Toes, the Aborigine who stumbles across this glittering treasure-trove of precious stones, it is something from the Dreamtime, a rainbow fallen from the sky. To Harry Meredith, the newsman first on the scene, it is the kind of story on which he can rebuild a career shattered by drink and cynical despair.
But for the unscrupulous fortune-hunters and speculators who flock to the remote opal fields of Coober Pedy, this fabulous fossil is the key to power and unimagined wealth - and they will stop at nothing to get their hands on it.