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 Colburne. But Robbie turns up dead of a drug overdose. The case should be closed, but the dashing young barman was far from what he seemed, and the client wants to know more.

As Jack explores the young man's past, he finds himself drawn into a deadly network of power, politics and money. In this world, nothing can be taken at face value and everyone is expendable - including Jack.

A taut and gripping thriller set in a sharply-drawn world of pubs, racetracks and dangerous people, Dead Point is Peter Temple at his finest.

Author

Peter Temple

Born in South Africa, Peter Temple moved to Australia in 1980 as a journalist. He settled in Sydney, before moving to Melbourne to edit Australian Society magazine. He has worked extensively as a journalist and editor, for newspapers and magazines in several countries. He has also taught journalism, editing and media studies at a number of universities. Temple was the first senior lecturer in Editing and Publishing, playing an important role in establishing the prestigious Professional Writing and Editing course at Melbourne's RMIT University. In 1995, he became a self-employed editor and full-time writer. 

Country of Origin

Books:

Series: Frank Calder

Series: Jack Irish

Book Number:
4
2003
Book Number:
3
2000
Book Number:
2
2004
Book Number:
1
1996

Series: Joe Cashin

Series: John Anselm

Series: Mac Faraday

Series: Stephen Villani

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