From the Blurb:
Sydney, 1961: Jockey McAuley is just looking for a little direction in life. On a fast track from high school to the old school, he stumbles into the notorious Phoenix affair, a netherworld of shady deals, half-truths and men with more sides than a cut diamond.
And then there's Ludo. Glamorous, unattainable Ludo, playing everyone by her own rules. The game changes fast, and a wink and a nod can get a capable young man anything from a gun in the face to a fortune in his kick.