by Peter Temple
Paperback, 336 pages, Gardners Books, List Price: $12.95 | purchase
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The first of the Jack Irish series, the former criminal lawyer finds himself involved in a life-threatening investigation after receiving a cryptic message from a jailed ex-client who was found dead.
Jack Irish makes a living, of sorts, in Melbourne, Australia.
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July 1, 2014 Crime fiction writer Peter Temple has created a resourceful Aussie investigator: Jack Irish can fight off bad guys with everything from a child's swing to a tin sheet turned fatal Frisbee.
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