By Peter Corris
Casinos are usually not to Cliff Hardy's liking, neither is donning a swimsuit and tie, that is why he turns down the activity of head of safety at a brand new Sydney playing institution. in spite of the fact that, whilst his pal Scott Galvani takes the task and is then murdered, Hardy feels guaranteed to examine within the face of police indifference. he's taking the safety task, meets the sexy yet unpredictable Vita Drewe, and provides to his checklist of enemies.
Galvani's killers are in the direction of domestic than Hardy expected and his existence and his courting are at the line.
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The back garden featured a gilded and enamelled grotto—a shrine to the Virgin Mary. Inside, the pictures had heavy frames; the furniture was all fat, dimpled and padded. There was nothing of Scott here—nothing of his athleticism and scepticism, wit and irreverence, his love of books and good talk. This was all saying Yes, I-love-you, to the angels of success and excess, the god of the bottom line. I turned away from the picture window when I heard the wail of an infant. From behind a door came soothing sounds and I stood rooted to the spot, drinking wine, knowing what I was going to see next and dreading it.
The intensity behind them made me take a backward step. My hand felt big, hot and clumsy wrapped around the glass, and my tongue was dry and swollen in my throat. I suddenly felt drunk and incapable. It’s a wonder I didn’t stumble. She swept the veil down and glided past me without a sound as if she was a creature not quite of this world. I was badly shaken. I leaned against the silvered, vertically striped wallpaper and tried to regain my composure. I put my glass down on the first level surface I came to, blundered through the house, detached Glen from a small group and almost pulled her through the door and down the steps.
A pragmatist. OK. I can buy that. I don’t know where his notebook is. ’ I decided then that she was seriously unstable, someone to be humoured. I took out a card and put it on the table. She flicked it up with her long, slender fingers and replaced it with one of her own. I hadn’t seen where her card had come from. ‘Thanks. Surprised, huh? Conjuring’s another one of my talents. ’ I picked it up and put it in my shirt pocket. Despite the fans cooling the heated air in the cafe and keeping it moving, the shirt was sticking to me.
Casino (Cliff Hardy Mystery 18) by Peter Corris