PI Harry Kenmare loves gorgeous women, fine wine, and Irish whiskey. And he loves to see justice done. He's old school: results matter, methods don't, and political correctness can go to hell, along with the corrupt Establishment.
The seven stories collected here have Harry doing what he does best and telling it to you himself, as he goes hard, very hard, at work and at play.
In these PI cases, Harry gets down and dirty across Sydney society, from the supposedly respectable to the openly seedy. He mixes it up with an obscenely colourful cast of characters: bikies, druggies, sensational strippers, corrupt cops, triads, and even a paedophilic politician, to name a few. Harry takes on the city, dishing out his loving, his hatred, and a truckload of brutal karma.
Dark, debauched, and disturbing, Harry Kenmare's world is a high-octane thrill ride for hard-core crime fiction addicts. But you'll need to buckle up and bite down. Only readers with cast-iron fortitude need apply!
A. B. Patterson is an Australian writer who knows first-hand about corruption, power, crime and sex. He was a Detective Sergeant in the WA Police, working in paedophilia and vice, and later a Chief Investigator with the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption.
His multiple award-winning debut novel, Harry's World, introduced the jaded and flawed PI Harry Kenmare. Harry's Quest was the sizzling and award-winning sequel in the PI Harry Kenmare series of novels.
His Harry Kenmare short stories, some previously published in the USA in Switchblade magazine, are gathered together here for the first time.
His hard-boiled, gritty, and noir writing style has been likened to that of Raymond Chandler and Ken Bruen. He makes no apologies for telling it how it is.