Orange Town: a FIFO thriller!

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It's 1992 and the beginning of the next mining boom in Australia. Rooster has worked his way up the hard and ruthless career ladder at Trojan, the largest construction company in Australia. Hangovers, colourful language, and the vast array of characters that work with him, are a normal part of Rooster’s FIFO life in the bush. But has this straight talking guy finally bitten off more than he can chew? Can he keep dodging the allure of corruption? And will a dark secret of his past finally catch up with him?

Paul Rhoden has worked in the construction industry since the age of 18. Orange Town is his debut novel and the first in a series of outback Aussie FIFO thrillers.

The book takes the reader on a gritty journey through outback Australian mining towns, with their transient working population. This harsh environment with the added drama and suspense makes it a great Aussie read.

Priced at $21.99 (or $1.99 for the e-book version), the novel can be ordered by contacting Paul on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Reader testimonials 

"Paul captures the reality of working FIFO with this gripping and thrilling story of life on & off the roster." - Josh Allsop (

"Orange Town FIFO 3-2-1 is a story that shows the many colours of life in the great Australian Outback and the mining industry and is well worth the read for anyone who has ever wanted an insight into life as a miner and the Outback!" - P. Isaac (

"With unforgettable punch-ups and in your face sex, it's a great Aussie read! Highly recommended for FIFO workers, but if you're a mining wife perhaps leave this one well alone ...!" - A.Greenslade (

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