In this gripping novel from highly successful Australian crime fiction writer Peter Corris, Cliff Hardy's reluctant status as 'security consultant' to a politician takes him to Washington DC where the threats are real and the rules are different.
Politician Peter January is having trouble staying alive so he hires Cliff Hardy to help him. Hardy dislikes the role of politician's 'security consultant' but he dislikes bombers, hit men and hatemailers even more.
Protecting January leads to protecting his assistant, Trudi Bell, which is a more enjoyable assignment. It also takes Hardy to Washington DC where the threats are real and the rules are different.
To stand close to January is to stand close to danger and corruption, but there are even greater evils and Hardy cannot back away...
'Cliff Hardy is... as Australian as two-up and Fosters.' - The Australian
About the Author
PETER CORRIS was born in Victoria, but is now an enthusiastic resident of Sydney, which has provided the locale for his other Cliff Hardy stories. He was originally a historian, but would now classify himself as a journalist and thriller writer.