'Hugh Walker, 32, a successful lawyer with an attractive girlfriend and executive office view seemingly has it all. So why does he identify more with his resident cockroach than Atticus Finch, his childhood hero?
'Could it be because he is cheating on his girlfriend and representing greedy insurance companies instead of the vulnerable underdogs who he always thought he'd be defending? Has his good side deserted him? Is there a way back?
'Hell Has Harbour Views is for anyone who has, in a private moment, realised that their life has turned out differently from what they wanted and expected. Sydneysiders will recognise their own town and everyone else will laugh out loud at the overwhelming brashness of this city. Readers will chuckle and tremble at the ruthlessness of those on their climb to reach the harbour view.'
Source: Publisher's blurb.
'Hugh Walker (Matt Day) seems to have it all. He's 31, charming, handsome, and a senior associate in the largest law firm in the land. He numbers amongst his clients some of the country's most powerful banks and insurance companies, and his employers see him as a litigator who will eventually join their own esteemed ranks as a living God.
'Oh, how Hugh longs for an office with a harbour view (and the things he will do to get one!)
'There's just one small problem. A vow he made when he worked for Carneys, an ideologically sound law firm that acted for the little guys against the corporate monoliths. He promised himself that he would never cross to the dark side. Now when he looks in the mirror, he doesn't like what he sees. And his dreams, his alcohol fuelled nightmares, are filled with images of those he has skewered with justice's sword ... farmers, paraplegics, brain-damaged children ... they all come to visit him at night.
'And his waking hours aren't helped any by the fact that he has fallen out of love with his fabulous girlfriend, Helen (Marta Dusseldorp) and in love with the divine Caroline (Lisa McCune). Deception mounts deception.
'The closer you get to the top of the greasy pole, the more slippery it becomes. Hugh just manages to hold on ... until he finds himself the only witness to a frantic, sexual indiscretion on the boardroom table, and the centre of a bitter power struggle between two warring factions within the firm's senior partners.
'He seems damned whichever way he turns, and that harbour view is becoming more and more elusive...'
Source: Australian Television Information Archive. (Source: 10/5/2013)