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Winner of the Ned Kelly Award for Crime Fiction
With gold-toothed thugs threatening him with sub-machine guns and the corpses piling up, Jack Irish needs to find out what is going on and fast.
Australian Jack Irish-ex-lawyer and sometime debt collector, cabinetmaker and barfly with a hard-drinking past and a sad back-story (his wife was murdered by one of his clients) gets a desperate message from Danny McKillop, whom he defended years before on a hit-and-run charge “at the beginning of the forgotten zone, the year or so I spent drunk.” When he eventually calls, Danny – who was fresh out of prison – is dead. Jack’s guilt fuels his ensuing search for the truth about Danny’s murder.