O'Fear by Peter Corris

By Peter Corris

How did an easy motor vehicle coincidence without warning develop into a homicide? the reply will deliver Cliff Hardy into touch with a number of the seediest males in Sydney, in his twelfth case.

Everybody cherished Barnes Todd: ex-Korean warfare veteran, a little bit cheating businessman, solid ingesting blood brother. whilst he was once burnt up in a vehicle south of Sydney, humans have been lining as much as say how sorry they have been. Head of the line used to be Todd's widow Felicia, heavily by means of his enterprise and military cronies. So how did an easy motor vehicle coincidence by surprise develop into a homicide? Cliff Hardy hadn't a clue, yet company within the deepest eye online game was once gradual, so he agreed to attempt and discover. And fast got here into touch with loads of less-than-lovely people—especially the enigmatic Kevin O'Fearna, often called O'Fear.

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Well, you seem to be able to handle that side of things. ’ This was the line I had been saving and I watched her closely to get her reaction. She brushed back her hair; it was a plain, forthright gesture but it did good things to her face. ‘No chance. He wouldn’t have had more than a couple of light beers at that party, or a glass of wine. Two at the most. ’ ‘I’ll have to talk to everyone who was there. Ask. ’ ‘Fel, I have to ask you about the hospital. ’ She nodded. She wasn’t going to make it easy for me.

He seemed to have a healthy appetite for life. He’d travelled a bit and said he planned to do more. I tried to remember the names of the women I’d seen him with, and couldn’t. They had been varied-some particularly good-looking and not particularly bright, others vice versa. Todd seemed to find them all amusing. I tried to recall Cyn’s attitude to him but that was confusing. I had an idea she wasn’t too keen on him but it might just have been me she didn’t care for. * * * * 3 Paying at the car park led me to think about how my fee for this case might be handled.

Michael Hickie had a secretary who sounded as if she just loved to answer the phone, take down names and consult her boss’s appointments book. So much eagerness is suspicious; when she tried to squeeze me in for tomorrow I suggested later today and she buckled under the pressure. m. Maybe Mike and I could commiserate on how slow business was. The telephone at the Todd residence in Coogee rang for a long time before a woman answered. Deep voice, careful vowels. ‘Hello. ’ ‘I was sorry to hear about Barnes.

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