He needs a nice smooth job, something to pay the bills - and keep his glass filled...But smooth this one isn't. Ted Tarleton is a very rich bookie whose beautiful, spoiled daughter, Noni, is missing.
Tarleton wants Hardy to find her. The logical place to start is with Noni's boyfriend, but the actor has long since ceased to keep tabs on her...So Hardy makes for seedy La Perouse, where the local aboriginals recognise Noni's photo.
She's the one they call "white meat". And Hardy will take more than a few blows as he follows her into the violent wreckage of her own past...
Peter Corris is undoubtedly a major figure in our time. -- Stephen Knight Corris is writing about us and our cities, and doing it with incisive style. Sydney Morning Herald Hardy goes from strength to strength. Adelaide Advertiser