The Long Con
Hobart: the scene of the crime, the con and the cover-up
Frank Cousins is a knockabout bloke; an ex-Queensland cop turned private eye who – it has to be said – is his own worst enemy.
Owner and sole employee of the Tasmanian Private Investigation Agency in Hobart, Frank takes on three simple cases and soon find himself up to his neck in bad guys, bad situations and, as usual, bad behaviour.
Money-for-jam, these three cases: find a missing woman, get the dirt on a philandering state politician, and provide personal protection for a wealthy, elderly matriarch – figurehead of Tasmanian environmental group.
What could possibly go wrong?
Well, as Frank’s dear old departed Mum always said: ‘nothing in life is what it first appears to be’.
The Long Con is the debut crime novel in the The Tasmanian Private Investigation Agency series by Barry Weston.