Winner, Ned Kelly Lifetime Achievement Award 1999
The villain was in custody as they say, but villains were coming out of the woodwork and the past was sending out tentacles which were winding around the necks of people living and dying in the present. It's a dying trade I'm in.
Meet Cliff Hardy. Smoker, drinker, ex-boxer. And private investigator.
When the wealthy Bryn Gutteridge hires Hardy to help his sister, it looks as if blackmail is the problem. Until the case becomes more brutal, twisted and shocking than even Hardy could have guessed.