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y separately published work icon Silent Kill single work   novel   crime   mystery  
Is part of A Cliff Hardy Novel Peter Corris , 1980- series - author novel short story (number 39 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2014... 2014 Silent Kill
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'When Cliff Hardy signs on as a bodyguard for charismatic populist Rory O'Hara, who is about to embark on a campaign of social and political renewal, it looks like a tricky job - O'Hara has enemies. A murder and a kidnapping cause the campaign to fall apart.

'Hired to investigate the murder, Hardy uncovers hidden agendas among O'Hara's staff as well as powerful political and commercial forces at work. His investigation takes him from the pubs and brothels of Sydney to the heart of power in Canberra and the outskirts of Darwin. There he teams up with a resourceful indigenous private detective and forms an uneasy alliance with the beautiful Penelope Marinos, formerly O'Hara's PA.

'A rogue intelligence agent becomes his target and Hardy stumbles upon a terrible secret that draws them into a violent - and disturbing - confrontation.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Dedication: For Tom and Linda
  • Epigraph:

    If there's any milk been spilt, I trust you to get it back

    into the bottle...Tidy him up.

    –John le Carre, Smiley's People

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2014 .
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      Extent: 264p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 1 January 2014
      ISBN: 9781743316375

Works about this Work

Well Read Katharine England , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 8 March 2014; (p. 28)

— Review of The Lost Girls Wendy James , 2014 single work novel ; Silent Kill Peter Corris , 2014 single work novel
Beguiling and Deceptively Political Action-Man Thriller Hardy Rides Again, But to a Political Beat Sue Turnbull , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 1-2 February 2014; (p. 28-29) The Age , 1 February 2014; (p. 23)

— Review of Silent Kill Peter Corris , 2014 single work novel
Crime Fiction William Yeoman , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 14 January 2014; (p. 7)

— Review of Silent Kill Peter Corris , 2014 single work novel
Hardy Scribe Killing It Fran Metcalf , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 11 January 2014; (p. 19)
'At 71, Aussie crime writer Peter Corris is not slowing down writes Fran Metcalf.'
Crime Fiction William Yeoman , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 14 January 2014; (p. 7)

— Review of Silent Kill Peter Corris , 2014 single work novel
Beguiling and Deceptively Political Action-Man Thriller Hardy Rides Again, But to a Political Beat Sue Turnbull , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 1-2 February 2014; (p. 28-29) The Age , 1 February 2014; (p. 23)

— Review of Silent Kill Peter Corris , 2014 single work novel
Well Read Katharine England , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 8 March 2014; (p. 28)

— Review of The Lost Girls Wendy James , 2014 single work novel ; Silent Kill Peter Corris , 2014 single work novel
Hardy Scribe Killing It Fran Metcalf , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 11 January 2014; (p. 19)
'At 71, Aussie crime writer Peter Corris is not slowing down writes Fran Metcalf.'
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