Jack Irish, a former criminal lawyer, spends his days as a part-time investigator, debt collector, apprentice cabinet maker, punter and sometime lover.
Jack battles to unmask the truth, but he finds his fight for justice could very well turn out to be his last.
As Jack finds himself getting closer to the truth, he also finds that this investigation could tear his world apart.
Secrets come to light as Jack's investigation leads him to all the way to the colorful streets of Mumbai.
Jack continues his investigation into the deaths of Eddie and Lakshmi, and comes to realize that he no longer knows where it's safe to place his trust.
Jack delves deeper into the deaths of Eddie and Lakshmi, and finds himself immersed in the complicated world of international colleges.
After a package addressed to Linda is returned to Jack's doorstep, he discovers that the courier he had hired to deliver it went missing three years earlier.
Jack is now on the run from both the police and the members of Via Crucis; Jack convinces Cam to return with him to the Way of the Cross factory where a secretive entry into a shipping container exposes a cache of weapons and ammunition.
With vengeance coursing through Jack's veins, his friends do all they can to pacify him; Harry and Cam focus Jack on a prospective equine venture; Barry Tregear threatens him with the full force of the law.
Sarah's convinced that Pastor Rob Shand is responsible for her sister's fate, and a cryptically antagonistic visit with the man of the cloth himself convinces Jack of the same.
Jack is determined to uncover the one who framed him for Wayne Dilthey's murder, convinced of a potential conspiracy stretching deep into the prison and church repatriation system run by the Way of the Cross.
Travis Dilthey has vanished and Jack is beginning to fear that the Wayne Dilthey frame-up may be a personal vendetta; in Manila, Linda is watched like a hawk as her attempts to contact renowned terrorist Hadji Adhib are thwarted.
As a new day dawns in Melbourne, Jack Irish finds himself staring down the barrel of a brand new case; after a random summons by one Travis Dilthey, Jack is engaged to track down Travis' missing brother Wayne.