Peter Corris's Taking Care of Business PDF

By Peter Corris

ISBN-10: 1741144191

ISBN-13: 9781741144192

Private investigator Cliff Hardy isn't any monetary genius, yet during this choice of hard-boiled detective tales he pursues white-collar criminals with a similar doggedness he applies to his extra downmarket villains. A with ease positioned yellow pages commercial leads Hardy to start investigating white-collar crime in either significant enterprise and small. From conserving a watchful eye on a company whistleblower to taking a case from his neighborhood florist, Hardy methods every one task together with his traditional choice, making for an additional fast paced version with an exhilarating aptitude that has made the Cliff Hardy sequence a world favourite.

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I spoke to Joel briefly after the game but he seemed to have lost interest in everything. His coach, Brett Walker, a big, red-faced, freckled character, had a few words with him and then turned away to talk to a journalist. ‘I’m a broken down ex-Queensland copper,’ I heard him say. ’ Joel drank a couple of quick cans and then headed for the car park. I followed him at a discreet distance. Disappointed and with drink inside him, he’d be vulnerable if his enemy was about, but nothing happened. He drove Taking Care of Business Pages 14/9/04 1:00 PM death threats Page 43 43 steadily enough and turned off into the park a couple of hundred metres from the Walker house.

30 am. ‘Jesus Christ,’ Pike said. ’ ‘Bird and worm,’ I said. It hadn’t escaped my notice that he’d left his ute parked at the top of a slope that ran down to pick up the track into his property a hundred metres away from the house. He went to a shed and pulled out a big tarp. ‘Better cover ’er up. ’ I nodded and offered to help but he waved me away. ‘Go and have a swim in the creek. ’ I grabbed a ratty towel from the outhouse bathroom and jogged away in the direction of the creek. As soon as I was out of sight I worked my way back close enough to watch Kerry make his plans.

I took the road north, passing through places with names like Goolmangra, and admiring the lush country even after the dry winter everyone had been telling me about. Elsie said that Pike lived on a couple of acres out of Nimbin but came in for supplies and a beer every other day. I didn’t expect to find him on the first day and I was right, but I spent my time sussing out the town which I hadn’t seen for many years. It seemed to have gone downhill, to have become more seedy, and the people likewise, from the way it had been.

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