The long-awaited sixth installment in the Inspector Hal Challis series set in Australia, available in the United States at last!
Hal Challis is in trouble at home and abroad: dressed down by the boss for speaking out about police budget cuts; missing his lover, Ellen Destry, who is overseas on a study tour. But there's plenty to keep his mind off his problems. A rapist in a police uniform stalks Challis's Peninsula beat, there is a serial armed robber headed in his direction and a home invasion that's a little too close to home. Not to mention a very clever, very mysterious female cat burglar who may or may not be planning something on Challis's patch. Meanwhile, at the Waterloo Police Station, Challis finds his officers have their own issues. Scobie Sutton, still struggling with his wife's depression, seems to be headed for a career crisis; and something very interesting is going on between Constable Pam Murphy and Jeanne Schiff, the feisty young sergeant on assignment from the Sex Crimes Unit.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - pgchuis - LibraryThing
I read the previous two novels in this series a long time ago, but had forgotten all about them. This was an Australian police procedural with various threads; the rape of one woman, the rape and ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - AnnieMod - LibraryThing
In the first two books of the series, Disher created a set of weird and interesting characters, each with their oddities and personal stories. Then he realized that he has too many of them - so since ... Read full review