Deep Water

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Stripped of his private detective licence and devastated by the murder of his partner Lily Truscott, Cliff Hardy travels to the US to help Lily's brother's tilt for a world boxing title. In San Diego he suffers a heart attack and undergoes a quadruple bypass. He meets nurse Margaret McKinley, an expatriate Australian who is concerned about the disappearance in Sydney of her father, a renowned geologist who has discovered a way to tap into the massive Sydney basin aquifer, a possible solution to the city's water problems.

Formerly an academic historian and a journalist, novelist Peter Corris has been dubbed ‘the Godfather of contemporary Australian crime-writing’ having created Private Investigator, Cliff Hardy, one of the most important and enduring characters in Australian popular fiction.

Peter Corris