“Once again Corris has captured both the zeitgeist and the rhythm of what long-defunct inner-west rock band the Stotting Tommie’s once described as “the city of emeralds and dust”." – Sydney Morning Herald
Cliff Hardy has his PI licence back – but does he still have what it takes to cut it on the mean streets of Sydney?
Cliff reckons the skills are still there, if a little rusty, and actor Bobby Forrest’s case looks promising. Bobby’s a nice enough guy, but why is he being stalked by a red-hot brunette? And why did he have to go online to find a date?
When Bobby is murdered, it comes as a shock. Cliff’s only solid lead is a white Commodore, the most ubiquitous car around. Somehow Cliff has to put it all together without losing his licence again, but in true Hardy fashion he’s managing to find his way into trouble, not out of it.