Saul Matthews, the son of a wealthy landowner, dreams of breaking free from his father’s over controlling ways and striking out to build his own empire in the Australian bush. He longs for his own land and the space to breed fine horses, rather than following his father into the beef cattle trade.
To achieve his dream, Saul has trained a fine gray thoroughbred horse, Midnight Blue, and hopes to win a local horse race which will give him the capital to put behind his dream.
When the horse is stolen by Bushranger, Daniel O’Malley, Saul gives chase. The attraction between them is obvious from their first encounter, but to act on those feelings is to risk everything, in an era when such ‘unspeakable’ acts were punishable by imprisonment or death.
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