Black Tide: Jack Irish, Tie In

Black Tide: Jack Irish, Tie In

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Black Tide is the second of Peter Temple's Jack Irish thrillers and was first published in 1999. Jack Irish - lawyer, gambler, part-time cabinetmaker, finder of missing people - is recovering from a foray into the criminal underworld when he agrees to look for the son of an old workmate of his father's. It's an offer he soon has cause to regret, as the trail of Gary Connors leads him into the world of Steven Levesque, millionaire and political kingmaker. The more Jack learns about Levesque's powerful corporation, the more convinced he becomes that at its heart lies a secret. What he's destined to find out is just how deadly that secret is... Black Tide has been made into a tele-movie starring Guy Pearce as Jack Irish and will be screened on the ABC in August 2012.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 131 x 199 x 23mm | 279g
  • The Text Publishing Company
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • English
  • Media tie-in
  • 2nd edition
  • 1921758821
  • 9781921758829
  • 239,986

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'Hallelujah, Jack Irish - lawyer, punter, dyed-in-the-wool Fitzroy follower and part-time cabinetmaker - is back...a stunning and welcome return...A fast, funny, fabulous thriller.' * Adelaide Advertiser * 'Black Tide is certainly compulsive, but Temple's laconic, utterly natural style and his instinctive command of the genre elevates it to a new level well above the standard...paranoia thriller. Temple is the business.' * Australian Book Review * 'Black Tide rips, snorts and crackles with a delicious pace.' * Age * 'Gritty Melbourne atmosphere and lots of weather; a suitably alienated , macho anti-hero; a satisfying...mystery; and lots of Aussie Rules business. Confirms Temple's rep as the top hard-boiled crime writer on the local scene.' * Courier-Mail *
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About Peter Temple

Award-winning author Peter Temple has worked as a journalist, editor and teacher of journalism and editing. He has just been named joint-winner of the NED KELLY AWARD FOR BEST CRIME NOVEL 2001 for DEAD POINT. This is his second win in a row -- SHOOTING STAR won last year -- and his third Ned Kelly Award.'Temple's work is spare, deeply ironic; his wit, like the local beer, as cold as

a dental anaesthetic' - THE AUSTRALIAN

'Temple is as dark and mean, as cool and as mesmerising, as any James Ellroy

or Elmore Leonard' - THE AGE
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Rating details

991 ratings
3.86 out of 5 stars
5 22% (220)
4 49% (482)
3 24% (238)
2 4% (37)
1 1% (14)
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