A group of Australian surf tourists encounter an asylum-seeker boat in distress, while, back in Canberra, the government is gunning for re-election with a hardline new policy to stop the boats. A breathtaking novel of action and political intrigue from an exciting new novelist.
Jock Serong’s debut novel Quota won the 2015 Ned Kelly Award for Best First Crime Novel. In 2016, The Rules of Backyard Cricket was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award. On the Java Ridge is his third novel. Jock teaches law and writes feature articles in the surfing media and for publications such as The Guardian and Slow Living.