Peter Corris was born in Stawell, Victoria in 1942. When he was five his family left the country for Melbourne and he was educated at Melbourne High School and the University of Melbourne. After taking a Master's degree at Monash University and a PhD at the Australian National University (both in History), he was an academic, teaching and researching in various universities and a College of Advanced Education until 1975 when he gave up academia for journalism. He was literary editor of The National Times, 1980-81. He has travelled and lived for short periods in the Pacific, Britain, Europe and the USA.
Crawley liked the Brisbane of the 90s. The new buildings, the feeling that he could walk down whichever side of the street he wanted to. He likes the post-Fitzgerald changes for the most part too - new, leaner faces in government and the police. But there were worrying signs of Yakuza moving in and of the rear-guard action by the white shoe brigade. And who were the Diggers? And how did a leading Japanese businessman end up encased in cement with a length of reinforcing rod through his heart?
Crawley and Huck are drawn into a conflict between the ruthless Japanese corporate world and shadowy Australian interests.
Throats are cut and bodies are buried s Crawley and Huck try to stay on top of THE JAPANESE JOB...