On Anzac Day 2006, seismic activity at the Beaconsfield gold mine left three miners missing. Bad Ground is the gripping inside story of miners Todd Russell and Brant Webb's incredible ordeal and the events that led up to their rescue, even while the town reeled at the death of the third miner, Larry Knight. It is also the story of those who worked desperately against the clock and against all odds to reach the men below, of those who held vigil, of those who grieved, and of those who never stopped believing. Tony Wright was there as the story unfolded, and Beaconsfield has shared with him its most personal memories and deepest secrets. These have been woven by Wright into an enthralling narrative that reads like a psychological thriller.