The Silver Gaucho
El Gaucho de la Plata esta muerto! The Silver Gaucho is dead - and across Argentina an entire nation is in mourning. But for adventurer, Lockie Steele, the death of the television idol is merely one part of a puzzling family mystery. Why does the wealthy and manipulative Mabon family wish to engage her services, and why are they prepared to go to such lengths to protect their secrets? Why has the Silver Gaucho's brother disappeared without trace in New Zealand - and what are the family conflicts that force him to remain hidden? Ranging from Argentina to South Island, New Zealand and back again, Jackie Ballantyne's surprising new novel combines an infectious passion for Argentina's culture and people with a talented writer's confident ability to tell an engrossing, deeply satisfying story.
Jackie Ballantyne bagan writing fiction while she was working in advertising in Australia. Since then she has won awards and commendations for her short fiction and her first novel, How to Stop a Heart From Beating, was published by Random House NZ in 2007. Jackie currently lives and writes in Port Chalmers - a delightful outpost of Dunedin in South Island, New Zealand.