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The classic thriller by the four-time Ned Kelly Award winner.

Jack Irish - lawyer, gambler and people finder - is hunting down the villains who hijacked the winnings from his latest betting coup when he is hired by a mystery client to find missing barman Robbie Colbourne. But Robbie turns up dead of a drug overdose....

©2000 Peter Temple (P)2001 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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“Peter Temple has been described as one of Australia's best crime novelists, but he's far better than that. He's one of our best novelists full stop.” (The Sun-Herald

“With Peter Temple, Australian crime fiction finally comes of age. This is as good as it gets.” (The Sunday Age

"Characterisation, dialogue and the quality of the prose are all top-class." (The Sunday Telegraph

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