March 24, 2009
By Peter Temple
Published by Quercus
Not much rattles Jack Irish but his mood is on the same trajectory as the cold, wet Melbourne weather.
His love life has just ended, he’s lost massively gambling, seen a champion horse put down but worst of all one of his gambling team has been robbed and brutally beaten.
Jack’s mind is not fully on his job: to find a freelance barman.
When he does get serious he finds, that the barman is of great interest to some powerful people with very bad habits and a distinct lack of respect for the criminal justice system.
Any lapse of concentration could prove fatal.